Murder in Little Shendon

Murder in Little ShendonMurder in Little Shendon by A.H. Richardson
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform on August 28th 2015
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1515283976
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three-stars

This is Murder Mystery book where everyone in this village is a suspect. The victim was not a likable person and it appears that everyone in this small village had a bone to pick with him at one point or another. When he is found murdered in his shop – Police Inspector Stanley Burgess and his two amateur detectives, his friend Sir Victor Hazlitt and the famed Shakespearean actor Beresford Brandon are on the case.

Everyone, and I do mean EVERYONE, in this town is interviewed. This is a classic British Whodunit. As each person is interviewed it becomes evident that there are those keeping secrets, those with secret relationships and those who may or may not be involved. Then to make matters worse, or more interesting, there is another murder. People in the village are on edge and and begin to look at each other as possible suspects. There are a few twists and turns. The book culminates into the big REVEAL at the end. Everyone is gathered at the end for the big public reveal. Drama ensues and the investigators get their answers.

I struggled initially with this book. I LOVE mysteries but had a very hard time getting into this book. I also found that for me there were too many characters. Around the half way mark, I started enjoying this book more and I will say that the reveal at the end was done very nicely. Kudos for that! For some reason, I feel that this book would work very nicely as a play. I can see this being performed and acted out on stage.

I received a copy of this book from Book publicity services and the Author in exchange for an honest review.

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three-stars