Publication Date: February 1, 2016
Genre: Fiction, Mystery
Publisher: The British Library
I read two stories from this anthology: Gentleman and Players and The White Pillars Murder. Both, it seems, stories I’ve already read elsewhere. Luckily I only remembered enough to recognise I’d read them before, not enough to remember how they end.
Gentleman and Players is a Raffles short story deeply embedded in a country house cricket competition and is less a mystery than an adventure sort of story. Mildly entertaining.
The White Pillars Murder is a G.K. Chesterton short mystery and it’s definitely a mystery, but the ending is beyond bizarre, and feels a bit like Chesterton is burning a bridge of sorts. A bit preachy too. Not a fan.
I read these for the Country House Mystery square on my Halloween Bingo 2020 card. Hopefully next time I pick up this book, I’ll remember I’ve already read these two stories.