October 9, 2009

Friday Book Blogging

A very light week of only five books I returned to the library this week. First place goes to Nicola Upson and her mystery featuring Josephine Tey called An Expert in Murder. Well thought-out, with enough twists to keep it interesting, but not overwhelming, the story itself could stand alone without employing a real person in the fiction. But Josephine Tey, who is relatively famous for her detective novels featuring Inspector Alan Grant, provides theme and history to Upson's work. Many of the periphery characters are woefully one-dimensional, but the charm of using Tey and her "model" for her fictional Grant adds a bit of irony.

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