Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
The World Before Us, by Aislinn Hunter
What an odd book. Archivist Jane Standen decides to unravel the mystery of the century-old disappearance of an anonymous young woman from the Whitmore Hospital for Convalescent Lunatics as her last act before her much loved Chester Museum closes its doors. Observing and commenting upon her efforts are a quarrelsome group of ghosts whose observations are often lyrical but not always intelligible.