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Major loose end really hurt this book for me
am 6. Juni 2000
The whole point of a mystery is to solve it. When a mystery writer leaves major loose ends I always feel cheated, as I did here. Where was the body all that time? And why didn't the murderer search or destroy the house during the years it was empty? Why didn't Paul Fischer make some better provision for getting his secret out before he died-- it wasn't as if he died suddenly and without warning?
Because this was a first novel some mistakes are forgivable, but I would wish the editor had been a little more on her toes when it came to catching these things.
I did have a favorite character though and I don't think he got enough space. Warren the unrepentent Trekkie politician gave me the only laugh outloud moment in the book.