Death in Purple Prose by Robert Barnard

Published December 8, 2010

Death in Purple Prose by Robert Barnard

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A really interesting little book, in a sort of Agatha Christie style, it tells the story of a murder and a detective who just happens to be there to solve the mystery that the inadequate local forces can’t fathom.

There’s a variety of romantic fiction writers, who are very over the top and the author makes fun of them in a very funny way. The detective is not really an interesting fellow, but he solves the mystery well enough.

It’s comedic writing, the way he can poke fun at the situations he is writing about and the characters that he portrays are amusing. Overall it was good, if not spectacular.

Rating: Unrated

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