The Mangle Street Murders by M. R. C. Kasasian
Published November 25, 2014
- Author M. R. C. Kasasian
After the first couple of chapters of this, I was determined not to read on. It felt like a Sherlock wannabe, but more obnoxious and less likeable. Somehow, something in the story kept me reading, and by the time I got to the end, I found I’d quite enjoyed it. The nod to Sherlock helped a little, and once I embraced that there really wasn’t that much redeeming about our central character except his ability to be right, I was on board.
It was super quick to read, too, easy and focused, leading you through all the details you need to know without getting dull. Then when the revelation comes at the end and you realise all the things you were told actually link together in a way you totally missed, well that feeling is the same as you get with Sherlock. The difference is, Sherlock used to disappear for ages and then explain his brilliance. Here, you’re guided through it each step of the way.
Despite myself, I might read the second in the series.