This short is a delightfully fun filled pseudo mystery, involving the disappearance (and recovery) and of an unpublished manuscript written by Cornell Woolritch. The story is set in the world’s finest mystery bookshop, which is located in (arguably) the world’s finest city. Written, of course, by the world’s finest writer of mysteries. How appropriate. The story is narrated by the up and coming writer wannabe Chip Harrison, who works as an assistant to Leo Haig, who also happens to be a damn fine solver of a certain type of mystery...
Anyway, the suspects are all gathered together by invitation back at the crime scene. With Haig firing the right questions at just the right person at the right time, it is not long before the reader learns what happened (no one dies here, so I cant use the term, “whodunit”). In some respects the solution is a let-down, but at least Mr Block played it safe by protecting the integrity of the clientele of the bookshop in question. And it was certainly a fun read from go to woe. And it was a Christmas story, after all, so we don't want too much blood and gore in our reading chairs.
Full marks for this fine, fun, festive fable.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 702 KB
- Print Length: 36 pages
- Publisher: LB Productions (7 July 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005C6EGNY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 4 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #722,020 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)