Review: The Bookfair Murders

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The bookfair murders
The bookfair murders by Anna Porter
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I liked the inside look this mystery book by a Canadian publisher gives the reader into the publishing industry. I liked the basic plot and the characters. But I solved the mystery long before the end, and so I found myself impatient for the final reveal. Porter also has a boring, and sometimes confusing, habit of using narrative instead of dialogue to tell us what characters are saying. Right near the end, she finally, finally writes an extensive piece of proper dialogue, with quotation marks and everything, and it was good. Engrossing. Full of emotion and tension. Too bad, she didn’t do that all through the book but only here and there. Printing errors were a bit distracting too. So much for traditionally printed books being superior to POD.

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