What’s not to love about an inquisitive elderly lady playing Miss Marple? A House To Let, a collaboration between some of the greatest classic British authors Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Elizabeth Gaskell and Adelaide Anne Proctor, is your quintessential cosy mystery. It comes from a time where deception and intrigue were enough to underpin a compelling story – no blood or murder were necessary.
BOOK RATING: The Story 4 / 5 ; The Writing 4 / 5 BOOK REVIEW: Captivating. This story was originally written as a play, and perhaps because of that has a succinctness that I found very enjoyable. At only 134 pages (PDF) it’s packed with old-style heroes and villains, international travel, romance, deception and intrigue. I’d read […]
Amazing. What can I say that will do justice to this classic other than, “Why didn’t I read this years ago?”. Of course I watched Dickens’ The Christmas Carol and Oliver Twist movies many times as a child, but this is the first Dicken’s novel I’ve actually read – a travesty I know, off with my head!