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Death's Old Sweet Song

Death s Old Sweet Song A Dr Westlake Mystery Dr Westlake goes up against a serial killer who seems to be following the song Green Grow the Rushes O

  • Title: Death's Old Sweet Song
  • Author: Jonathan Stagge
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A Dr Westlake Mystery Dr Westlake goes up against a serial killer who seems to be following the song Green Grow the Rushes O.

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    1 thought on “Death's Old Sweet Song

    1. Death's Old Sweet Song is a 1940s American Golden Age mystery. It's not badt exactly a "golden" Golden Age book, but typical. And, at least, it's not hard-boiled, even though there is quite a little murder-spree going on. At the moment, five victims and counting.I always find it interesting when an author uses an old song or poem or nursery rhyme (or some such thing) to set up a string of murders. Agatha Christie used this method to good effect in several of her novels and short stories. The que [...]

    2. Started out a bit awkward for me, but once things got rolling it was hard to put down. The people/suspects are all human and have both their good and bad sides illuminated well so that you are kept guessing all the way through.

    3. Not only is this a very compelling page-turner (if that's not redundant), it's also a fascinating glimpse into post-WWII fiction and society. But mainly, it's just a great, Agatha-Christy-esque story.

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