Englischsprachige Literatur

Caudwell Sarah

Thus was Adonis murdered

1993

Galbraith3

Murder seen as a party game - not really a new concept for a whodunit.

A group of lawyer friends in London seem to enjoy a fairly leisurely life, some of their more serious activities include eating good food, drinking good German! wine  and indulging in intellectually stimulating conversation. The best stimulus is, of course, an Agatha-Christie-style murder. 

The scene is Venice, the suspects are members of a British travel group, the “Art Lovers”, the victim an attractive young man. The mystery is solved by the London based hobby detectives. A lot of letters are written, it´s all a bit old-fashioned, not really thrilling, but quite charming.