In The Chuckling Fingers, increasingly hostile pranks are played on a rich Michigan family. All eyes turn to the new bride, Jacqueline. Level-headed Ann comes to the family’s compound to clear her cousin’s name by unmasking the real perpetrator.
Whenever I read one of these golden age mysteries it is difficult to not compare them to Dame Agatha. Christie’s plots were always challenging mysteries. The clues were obscured. However, it was possible for the observant reader to solve the crime. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for The Chuckling Fingers. Even after the killer is revealed, there is no way for an armchair detective to get there other by random guessing. For that reason, this book gets 3 stars from me.
Thanks to Berkley and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.