While Americans are engaging in a scheduled installment of their favorite ritualistic masturbation session around “the n-word,” I want to share that the newest cozy mystery by Sophie Hannah is excellent. Hannah has been writing Agatha Christie mysteries (which I don’t read), and studying the founder of the genre has done wonders for Hannah’s contemporary novels.
The characters in this novel are absolutely horrid, the mystery is really cozy, the ending is great. What I really enjoy is that the victim and the victimizer are total bitches from hell. There are no good guys here. Everybody is either a pathetic weakling or a vicious narcissist. So much fun! Highly recommended.