Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Unburied, by Charles Palliser

Here's a whodunit in the style of a Victorian-era ghost story. It sets up all the social relationships, history of the setting, mood, politics and so on, as was the style of the time... There is a ghost story in there somewhere, but the story eventually comes to focus more on a murder most foul. Actually a couple murders, some recent, others not. It's a tough read, given the style, but ultimately rewarding.

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