Thursday, 17 December 2015

a three-pipe problem

On Monday 14 October 2013 I finished Julian Symons' A Three-Pipe Problem, an interesting Holmes pastiche in that it features an actor famous for playing Holmes who thinks he can solve a crime as Homes did. It was interesting, but implausible; okay, but didn't make me want to seek out any more by Julian Symons. It was clear to me fairly early on who the criminal was, but I don't generally expend much energy trying to work out 'who done it', and it doesn't hamper my enjoyment if I do work it out if it's well-written. This is quite a good article/review, on the Tipping My Fedora blog.