This is a book that I’ve been working on for a while. When I took the pledge last week, I only had a few stories left to read. Now, I’ve finally finished it.
I really enjoy murder mystery novels above all else. My favourites, as common as it might be is Sherlock Holmes. This collection derives from a very similar style of writing, though a little more dark at times and some more recent than that. Some of the stories are written in the first person, some as a narrator and some as the third person. Contributors to this book include Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie and P. D. James.
I don’t have a favourite story, but there are a few that really gave me chills at the end of it. Some of them lost me because they described things that I didn’t know and couldn’t quite picture it. The ones I enjoy the most are when the culprit goes a little insane and either turns themselves in, or does themselves in. The ones I would recommend are “The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl” by Ray Bradbury, “Back for Christmas” by John Collier and “A Nice Touch” by Mann Rubin.
Of course the biggest difficulty with a book such as this, is that I have to leave it in a cliffhanger mode. Oh. Maybe not the best choice of words… Guess you’ll have to find out for yourself.