Thursday, 4 August 2011

Review:-M C Beaton – “The Skeleton in the Closet”

Year Published: - 2001 (USA); 2011 (UK)
Where the book was from:- Mine
ISBN: - 978-1-84901-608-7
Pages: - 262pp
Genre: - Cosy crime
Location:- Worcestershire
How I came across it: - On offer, Waterstones
Rating: - *****

One sentence summary:- Rather dated in both ideas and style, this was not up to M C Beaton’s usual standard.

Describe the plot without giving anything away:- When Fellworth Dolphin inherits an unexpected fortune from his miserly, cold-hearted mother, he sets out to discover the source of the money, which could be linked to a train robbery in which Fell's late father may have taken part.

General comments:
- Disappointing and uninspired but adequate for a brief read when not in search of anything taxing.

Quotations:- nil

AUTHOR Notes:- A pseudonym used by, Marion Chesney, M C Beaton is the author of the highly acclaimed Hamish Macbeth mystery series. Born in Scotland, she now lives in the Cotswolds.

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