Saturday, May 9, 2015
Murder on Wheels, Stuart Palmer
Originally published in 1932, Murder on Wheels finds Hildegard Withers and Inspector Oscar Piper teamed-up for their second case.
Published during the Great Depression, Murder on Wheels not only mentions the dire economic climate of the country but also does as much as it can to offer value for money. The reader gets an impossible mystery, witty repartee, rodeo performers, and a soap opera sub-plot.
Palmer telegraphs what should have been a big twist so blatantly that even I figured it out a hundred pages before the big reveal.
Fun and fast-paced but a notch or so below Murder on the Blackboard.
Three-and-a-half daggers out of five.
Posted by Tony Renner at 2:26 PM