Member Blogs > Journey of a BooksellerDeath of Anton: British Library Crime Classics by Alan Melville

  • Sun, 12 Nov 2017 09:00:00    Permalink
    Carey's Circus is in town and everyone is excited to go see the wonders, especially the seven Bengal tigers!  Detective Inspector Minto is there because his niece is getting married.  He's not too enthused about her potential mate but he loses interest in him when they find the lion tamer in the tiger cage dead.  Everyone thinks the cats mauled him but it was bullets that took his life...

    Poisoned Pen Press and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published December 5th.

    Anton figured out something he shouldn't have and he paid for it with his life.  When Minto starts asking questions he knows he has several possible murderers.  But when he discovers why he was murdered, it limits the possibilities.  

    What's worse, as he keeps searching for clues, he finds that the proposed bridegroom is not really selling vacuum cleaners...  

    His brother heard the killer's confession of the crime but he cannot disclose who it was.  His niece is going to hate him for stopping for wedding.  And if he's not careful, he might get eaten by a tiger...

    This is story of greedy bad men who are willing to kill to keep their profits.  More than one person is hurt because they suspect something.  But, in the end, Minto solves the case.  He also ends the circus but that's just a side note.  That wasn't their biggest enterprise.

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