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Cyril Hare
Birth date: September 04, 1900
Died: August 25, 1958
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onnurtilraun rated it 4 years ago
A mixed bag, with the good outweighing the bad, but the weirdness was still noticeable enough to pull me out at times. On one hand, I really enjoyed the prose, the banter between Mallett and Frant, the satirical edge in the characterisation, the mystery is solid and how in the end things are wrapp...
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Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 4 years ago
Well, it turns out RL kept me busy for much longer yesterday than I'd anticipated, so I really only got back to this book today. That said, I truly enjoyed it -- even the fact that the murderer turned out to be the most obvious suspect, in the end, didn't bother me half as much as it had in An Eng...
Tannat rated it 4 years ago
Inspector Mallett #1 This one got off to a slow start, but that might have been a caffeine deficit. I found myself sticking with it after I got to the halfway point so it has that for it. Overall I think I'd call it a decent mystery although not overwhelming? It makes reasonable use of coincidence...
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Abandoned by user rated it 4 years ago
This was a bit sparse, but I still didn't figure it out. I got part of it right - and I wonder at how long it took Inspector Mallett to realize what seemed to be fairly obvious. I liked Mallett and would definitely read another book in his series. I do feel like the book was somehow lacking in so...
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Abandoned by user rated it 5 years ago
That was utterly delightful. A golden age Christmas puzzle mystery with a wonderful solution. Highly recommend for fans of the golden age. I'm not sure if I'll get around to writing up a more substantive review - and I'm going to use this for Door 17, Winter Solstice, because it has snow on the cove...
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