Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Death of Corinne, by R.T. Raichev

Another solid and well crafted mystery from the interesting Raichev. From what I can tell, he is a Bulgarian national, who wrote a university dissertation on the classic English Crime Novel, and moved to London in 1989. For some reason, this back story appeals to me immensely- I imagine someone living behind the Iron Curtain reading the golden age classics and the country houses and butlers and real-estate porn of the great Christies and Teys and longing to disolve into that world...
This was a tightly plotted investigation into the death of a French singer in the Piaf mode, and was thoroughly enjoyable.

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