Rating: 5 out of 5

I started reading this as I thought it was a book I should read. I’ve read detective fiction since I was a child. And this stands as the first well known exhibit of that genre. I didn’t expect it to be as gripping as it was. By the last quarter of the book I was delaying things, including going to work, just so I could read another few pages. And I was looking forward to being able to get back to the story later. A great sign.

It is a nicely written narrative using a first person perspective, but with different first persons throughout depending on who was present when certain pieces of the story happened. And each of those persons had a different style, and a different tone. I thought it worked well.

Thoroughly enjoyable. Rather sorry to have finished it.

Originally posted to my Goodreads account