Check out this book that is In The Spotlight: Richard Hull’s The Murder of My Aunt from this post on the Confessions of a Mystery Novelist blog.
Welcome to another edition of In The Spotlight. The British Library, among other publishers, has re-released some classic and Golden-Age crime fiction that might not otherwise have gotten much of an audience. This means that new generations of readers can ‘meet’ some authors whose names may not be ‘household words,’ but whose work contributed to the genre. Let’s take a look at one of those novels today, and turn the spotlight on Richard Hull’s The Murder of My Aunt.
The novel takes the form of a diary, within which we learn about the Powell family. Edward Powell’s parents died when he was a baby, so his Aunt Mildred has been his sole guardian all his life. He lives with her in the small Welsh town of Llwll, and he has come to resent every minute of it. For one thing, he dislikes Llwll and all of the…
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