Sunday, May 24, 2015

Death WalksThe Woods, Cyril Hare

Billed on the cover as a "novel of suspense," Cyril Hare's 1954 Death Walks the Woods turns out to actually be a cracking police procedural with a small dollop of amateur sleuthing.

I'm always a sucker for books that touch on post-War II austerity and this book's denouement hinges on England's meat shortage following the war.

A large cast of finely sketched characters combined with a healthy dose of humor combine to make Death Walks the Woods a winner.

Three blunt instruments out of four.

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