Book Review:
The Cornish Coast Murder by John Bude

Title: The Cornish Coast Murder
Author: John Bude
Published: 1935
Language: English
Pages: 288
Rating: 3/5

Reverend Dodd is the vicar of the quiet village of Boscawen and loves detective novels. When an actual murder lands on his doorstep, he uses his knowledge from reading mystery novels and a lifelong experience of living in the Cornish village to help a baffled Inspector to solve a case with very little clues.

I quite liked this book. It's a pretty standard mystery novel.

What I liked best about this story was the setting and the scenery. I could vividly imagine the place where all the events take place.

I felt like the characters were well-written, but I felt some of them lacked "the little extra". I can't help but compare this to Agatha Christie's novels, as it's written about the same time, and what makes Christie's Poirot and Miss Marple is that they are quite peculiar. They bring something special to the table, and the characters in this novel didn't.

It does have a certain British charm, and it is a solid crime novel, so if you're into that, I would recommend this.

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