The Lake District Murder: British Library Crime Classics
Poisoned Pen, 2016 (2016)
Softcover, CD, e-Book
Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth
uthor John Bude wrote his very popular English mysteries during the 1930s, which is today considered the
Golden Age of Crime Writing
. Many of the writers of that time have been re-published recently.
eems to me that the difference in years of publication is very apparent in this particular case. There's a lot of
and very little
The Lake District Murder
, I had a great deal of trouble imagining its scenes, in which the characters trying to solve the mystery were as clouds in the sky - I knew they were there but they made little impression.
he author of this particular novel wove a very complicated and detailed plot. His attention to each and every detail was admirable but it involved too little of the human element. Times do change.
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