A private eye receives a call to come to Personville, an unruly town nicknamed Poisonville, only to find himself wrapped up in a murder investigation.
This one is perfectly suitable for Halloween.
Roald Dahl’s short stories are meant for the adult reader, and the good, young and kind are largely absent, with the old, greedy and wicked taking center stage.
The unlikely hero with big ears is a tremendous protagonist.
*** ON OUR BOOKSHELVES *** NOVEL: The Haunting of Hill House AUTHOR: Shirley Jackson YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 1959 REVIEW: There’s a chill in the air and the kids are planning their Halloween costumes. It’s time for spooky books. The Haunting of Hill House is a classic. *** I was familiar with Shirley Jackson through her … Continue reading Worth Revisiting – A Spooky Book From 1959
Because more than just a mystery story, it’s a coming of age story, and like any good coming of age story, it contains some timeless truths.
Jane Austen left the world six complete novels. Delightful as they are, no Janeite can help but wishing there were more.