Notting Hill Mystery. Charles Warren Adams. 1862/2015. Poisoned Pen Press. 284 pages. [Source: Review copy]
Dare I say that I enjoyed
The Notting Hill Mystery at least as much as Wilkie Collin's A Woman in
White? What if I say I liked it even more?! Granted, it has been a few
years since I've read A Woman in White. But Notting Hill was such a
surprisingly wonderfully old-fashioned mystery, and, with good reason, I
suppose, since it was published in the 1860s!
If you enjoy
sensational Victorian novels, this one proves a satisfying treat. The
"hero" of the novel has collected all the evidence he can about a
certain case. He's not positively sure it's a murder case, because if it
is murder, it's far from straight-forward. The less you know, the
better the novel will read, in my opinion. But it involves TWINS and
mesmerism and poison.
At first, I thought this one would be a
slow read, since the evidence consists of letters, diaries, interviews,
etc. But I found it an entertaining and satisfying read.
easy for me to recommend this one. I think mystery lovers will
appreciate it. And if you have a love for all things Victorian, then you
may really, really LOVE it, just as I did.
© 2015 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews