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Death's Bright Dart

(A book in the Dr. R. V. Davie series)
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"The past is never dead. It's not even past." The quote is from Faulkner, and it certainly came to mind when I finished this novel. There is, of course, a death, and Dr. Davie works upon sorting out the situation. I managed to identify the culprit before I finished the book, proof that the clues are fairly placed; the solutions to the subsidiary questions left me wondering how I had missed the clues to those particular points. The descriptions of Soho in the early 1960s and of the Italian island on which Dr. Davie vacations are very good. In short, the book was quite entertaining, and it's very consistent with the other books featuring Dr. Davie.

A couple of editorial notes: First, there is a legend to a map of St. Nicholas College (scene of the death), but no map existed in my Kindle edition. The map would have made the first couple of chapters easier to read, but its absence didn't diminish my enjoyment of the story. Second, the paragraph formatting is occasionally odd (at least for this American reader), and if you're not paying close attention, you can lose track of who's speaking.

Genre: Mystery

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