Monday, March 01, 2010
My first foray into Stone's work was when I stood on my tiptoes to reach a fat book with an interesting title from a top shelf at the library. An Instance of the Fingerpost proved to be worth the stretch so when I saw this hefty book by Pears I didn't have to be cajoled into reading it.
Stone's Fall has 3 different narrators who try to unravel the mystery of a wealthy magnate's death. I enjoyed this book immensely, Pears is a masterful storyteller, although the ending was a bit contrived the rest of the story was engaging. The parts dealing with the high-priced madame were especially interesting and provided interesting insights into the business of making money.