Last month had a lot of good reads but I think there was one which definitely stole the show and it should come as no surprise that October’s book of the month was Anthony Horowitz’s Magpie Murders (2016). It has a really engaging narrative style with complex and interesting characters and Horowitz’s pastiche of golden age detective fiction is well done as are his elements of metafiction. Definitely a book I would recommend to fans of modern and golden age detective fiction.
However, some very recommendable Book of Month runners up include:
- Five Little Pigs (1942) by Agatha Christie
- The Poisoned Chocolates Case (1929) by Anthony Berkeley
- The Wrong Murder (1940) by Craig Rice
Looking forward to another month of good reads and a brief look at the TBR pile indicates this month’s read will have a decidedly golden age bias, though a couple of more modern books will probably appear as well.