Patricia Wentworth: The Alington Inheritance

If you thought Patricia Wentworth couldn’t go any lower than “Grey Mask” …

… don’t go anywhere near this one.

Whiny, immature, TSTL special snowflake heroine.  Insta-love.  Completely implausible, “fortuitous” (*major headdesk moment*) first encounter between hero and heroine.  Weak plotline that is further weakened by an “inverse mystery” structure — it certainly does NOT help that we know whodunnit from the get-go.

One star for Maudie being Maudie.  Half a star for de-facto street urchin Dicke’s occasional comic relief.

So much for the much-needed comfort reading I was hoping for …



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