Best British Murder Mystery Novels Reviewed By BookViral

"Edge-of-your-seat intrigue that keeps one glued to the words..."

British Murder Mystery Novels

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  • ASIN: ‎ B0D22WZL89
  • Publication date: ‎ April 17, 2024
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Print length: ‎ 296 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN: ‎ B0D22VVX4M
  • Genre: British Murder Mystery Novels

 

The BookViral Review:

Original crime fiction with a sublime twist “Anita’s” Lot prospers in everyway British Murder Mystery Novels should with Clive Lord giving his readers a peak beneath the veneer of the glamorous and exclusive world of art auctions.

A lively read with Lord drawing on his extensive experience as former chief operating officer of Sotheby’s there’s enough here to keep the most inquisitive reader guessing, but where Lord ultimately excels is in his characterization, creating personalities that are bold and wholly memorable, with dialogue that is sharp and keenly observed.

Moving along at a brisk clip ‘Anita’s Lot’ is paced like a police procedural with Lord wringing out the suspense as disgraced policewoman Anita Wu and Camau (nephew of the  Home Secretary) dig deeper into the mysterious worldwide deaths of wealthy collectors.

The twists work well with not so many shocks that they begin to wear thin and Lord is careful not to condense Anita and Camau’s investigations into a handful of genre tropes. They are genuinely interesting and intelligent characters whilst the added dynamics of a global investigation take them to locations that are not only well described but provide for character development.

With backstories quickly established Lord  weaves a plot with more than enough unexpected twists to keep the attention of readers throughout and spins them with a level of clarity that leaves us in no doubt what he wants us to think, suspect and know. Drawing us into mysterious deaths that compel us to dwell on the outcome, but always finding the right balance between show and tell, with a fine eye for detail when the setting demands it.

This is essential because friendship, trust and truth are often shaped by perspective and can be more complicated than they might first seem. It’s this that Lord taps into to create the undeniably warm rapport that defines Anita and Camau’s working relationship and evolving friendship and brings their characters to life.

In a genre that more often than not favours the shock factor over the elements of good writing and originality, Anita’s Lot generates the kind of edge-of-your-seat intrigue that keeps one glued to the words and the pages turning. It is highly recommended!

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