Tuesday, November 5, 2013

"One of Those Mysteries That Degenerates into a Thriller"

THE SECRET OF HIGH ELDERSHAM.
By Miles Burton [a.k.a. John Rhode]
The Mystery League edition.
1931. 286 pages.
[a.k.a. THE MYSTERY OF HIGH ELDERSHAM]
Les Blatt has a podcast review of Burton's hybrid novel on his CLASSIC MYSTERIES weblog (November 4, 2013). Excerpt:
. . . Burton's book follows the well-trodden path of the Edgar Wallace thriller, but does so in an imaginative and thoroughly enjoyable way.
Two other reviews can be found on the GAD Wiki.
Links to 16 other contemporary reviews of Miles Burton titles are here, and 48 reviews of works as by John Rhode are here.
Mike Grost has a page devoted to this author; he discusses HIGH ELDERSHAM in more detail here.

Category: Detective fiction

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