Member Blogs > Journey of a BooksellerQuick Curtain: British Library Crime Classics by Alan Melville

  • Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:00:00    Permalink
    The play was going well until the scheduled shooting ending up being too real...

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

    Inspector Wilson of Scotland is in the audience and he's quick to take action.  When they go to find the actor who fired the shot, he's hung himself in his dressing room.  Everyone is sure the case is already over.  One actor shoots another and then commits suicide.  But Inspector Wilson is not so sure.

    I enjoyed reading about the relationship of Wilson and his son.  It was entertaining for him to see a bullet hole in the curtain and the location of the bullet and watch him create a totally different solution to the murder.

    It was also fun at the end that the crime he and his son had pieced together was all pure fiction.  It's not often you see a Scotland Yard lad have to admit he was wrong.

    This is an amusing read that shows you just how imaginative authors can be.

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