A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Friday, October 5, 2007

#89. Enter a Murderer

Enter a Murderer by Ngaio Marsh
Second in the Inspector Roderick Alleyn mysteries

Pages: 255
Finished: Oct. 5, 2007
Reason for Reading: next in the series
First Published: 1935
Genre: cozy mystery
Rating: 2/5

First Sentence:

On May 25th Arthur Surbonadier, whose real name was Arthur Simes, went to visit his uncle, Jacob Saint, whose real name was Jacob Simes.

Comments: Ugh! I've read about 6 other books in this series and enjoyed them all. This was a big disappointment. Incredibly boring and long-winded. I really look forward to the characterization in these books but this time they were very poorly described and everyone seemed to be the same character. It was very difficult to differentiate one from the other. Needless to say I gave up caring whodunit, and thirty pages from the end I started skimming to get it over with. I really like Marsh but I recommend skipping this one.

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