Who doesn’t love reading a locked room mystery? It’s fascinating how each author in this collection thought of a unique and intriguing impossible murder scenario. And then quickly unveiled their witty solution. Surely, one or more of the fourteen tales within the Golden Age Locked Room Mysteries will tickle your inner armchair detective. Or, even better, delight your inner child with their cleverness.
That said, some of the tales’ solutions are just silly. In addition, a few of the plots require a bit more knowledge of customs only in existence between the two great wars than an average modern reader may possess to solve their mysteries. However, there is great value to such a large collection of locked room mysteries. 4 stars!
Thanks to American Mystery Classics and NetGalley for a digital review copy of the book.