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Mystery and Mayhem: Part 2

This is part 2 of my blog series in which I write about my experience reading the short story collection Mystery and Mayhem.

I’m finding that the Mystery and Mayhem book can have a variety of puzzles and riddles all in one story. The story I’m reading at the moment is dog related, but others are different. To begin with they all seem impossible to solve, but at the end there are some ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ moments. Not all the mysteries are about murder, some are about lock-picking or poison etc.

The mysteries that are in the book are very intriguing and they get the reader involved by speaking in the first person. Some of the twists are more obvious than others. The Mystery of the Green Room is my favourite of the stories so far as it’s nearly impossible to figure out the answer and when the answer is revealed, you kick yourself for not getting it earlier.

‘Mystery and Mayhem’ Book Review

The book is a range of stories with a mystery in each of them and they are all nearly impossible to solve. The book contains multiple authors, so you get a range of different mystery writing.
I thought that the author Susie Day was a really good author, when she writes mysteries they are real brain teasers to solve and when the answers present themselves you realise how clever they are.
Clues for the mystery are found by reading ‘in between the lines’.
It’s very interesting and when you start reading it you’ll want to continue until you get to the end. It’s not a book that will have answers at the back or at the end of the story; the answers are told to you throughout the novel. It contains a lot of AH-HA moments!
I’m looking forward to continuing this story collection and mainly the books by Susie Day!