Friday, April 10, 2015

The Masque of a Murderer- Susanna Calkins~ Preorder links are up!

 The Masque of a Murderer is the third Lucy Campion mystery novel, although the first for me. Susanna Calkins is what I would call a social historian(which I understand well) and is drawn to this period of social mobility. She discusses this in her historical note which was very well done.

A complex and multilayered mystery which reflects the ups and downs of the period in which it is set. The disruption of societal roles at this time is sort of evident in the dialogue which is a bit stiff as is some of the interaction between the characters.

The final chapter does a heroic job of tying loose ends up in a complicated and sometimes baffling mystery. 3.5 stars. Very unique subject matter!

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