|Margot Bennett (1912-1980)|
Margot Bennett's debut detective novel, Time to Change Hats, which introduces series detective John Davies (who also appears in Away Went the Little Fish) is a highly discursive English rural comedy of murders that is quite reminiscent, I think, of Edmund Crispin's detective fiction in the same period. At the same time there's a genuine mystery puzzle at the heart of the tale. I'm finding it an entertaining though slow-moving tale, rather long at over 110,000 words. Tomorrow I hope to have a full review up, wherein /I render a final verdict. In the meantime, enjoy Martin Edwards' piece on Bennett over at his blog.