Monday, 12 August 2019

A lighter touch.

One of my top reading genres is crime fiction. I love nothing better than settling down with a scandi noir filled with depraved psychopaths and brutal plot lines. However, sometimes I fancy something a little less dark. This author, Elly Griffiths, was mentioned in passing by a lady in my reading group several months ago. At long last I got my act together and borrowed one from the library to give it a whirl.

I have to say I really enjoyed it. It's set in the 1950s and the writer has managed to achieve a balance between the cosiness of an Agatha Christie feel with a full bodied story that takes some unpredictable turns. It lacks the blood thirsty descriptions, but the characters and plots/subplots dovetail well into a decent and unpredictable ending. Methinks a return visit to the library to borrow more titles by her is definitely on the cards.


1 comment:

  1. Her other series mixing archaeology and crime is more well known as it's been going longer. Best to start at the beginning "The Crossing Places" to know the characters.



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