Three Matronly Mysteries2stars

 

 

 

By C.S. Forester
eNet Press Inc., $3.25, 27 pages

Three Matronly Mysteries, by C.S. Forester, with the misrepresentative subtitle Just Delightful Stories, is a quick read but an unfortunate flop. These three short mysteries, between four and six pages each, began quickly and ended with no apparent conclusion. However, if you are one who enjoys short stories with open endings then perhaps this is the book for you.

Set in the early 20th century, these three stories are written as testimonies of a first-person narrator. The names of the characters are often difficult to remember, as the characters in the first story are referred to by their husbands’ long titles, and in the second story the narrator is unsure as to who is who. If you are in need of a quick eBook read while on a short flight, this may be the book for you.

Reviewed by Andrea Franke

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