Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Review: Vegetable Duck

Vegetable Duck Vegetable Duck by John Rhode
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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First Line: At a quarter to nine in the evening of Thursday, August 31st, Mr. Charles Fransham walked hastily up to the entrance of G Block, Mundesley Mansions, Battersea, and went in.

Series: Dr. Priestly # 40
First Published: 1944
Source: Open Library





Can't understand how a person who could come up with such an ingenious murder plan as well as that trick with the letter could slip so badly? Come on, no disguise when interacting (profusely, no less) with others who might very well be called as witnesses.

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7 comments:

  1. I know what you mean about credibility, Neeru. Something about the title definitely appeals to me, though.

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    1. Yeah, I too love the title, Margot. it is supposed to be a dish made by stuffing mince in marrow/ squash.

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    2. The American title, Margot, is Too Many Suspects. Too prosaic and also, in fact, misleading.

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  2. Neer, that is an intriguing title for a mystery novel. I just read up on the author and found that John Rhode (Cecil Street) has written tons of mystery, enough to last readers an entire lifetime.

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    1. Yes, Prashant, imagine our humble lauki/ ghia as an instrument of murder!!!!!!!

      Oh John Rhode was a most prolific writer. I have read only some 5-6 of his books. The one that I liked most was The Motor Rally Mystery.

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  3. Thanks again for linking up this review to the British Books Challenge x

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