Elisabeth Sanxay Holding – Net of Cobwebs (1945)

NetofCobwebs

Vintage Golden Age Mystery
Scavenger Hunt Category: Spiderweb
Date Finished: February 10, 2016

Witness? Murder? Or Sucker? Did he see what he thought he saw or is he going crazy? A sailor returned from the war with shell shock/combat stress is living with his brother, his brother’s wife, her sister, and their aunt. Suddenly the aunt drops dead and he may or may not be responsible. Then others start dying or disappearing. Can he trust his own eyes? This is an interesting little book, told from the point-of-view of someone who is not quite certain what is reality and what is not. You don’t really get to know the other characters very well, but that is reflective of the fogginess the main character feels in his own head. Perhaps the ending was a bit abrupt, but still very satisfying.

Vintage Golden Scavenger 2016-02-10

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