We, at the Reading Badger magazine, are huge fans of good mysteries. We never pass the chance to read a book about a detective solving an intriguing case. Because of this, when we received an ARC of Christopher Huang’s “A Gentleman’s Murder” from Inkshares, we were thrilled.
Who is the murdered gentleman?
The book has its plot in the interwar period, more precise in 1924 in London. The main character is the ex-soldier, lieutenant Eric Peterkin. Soon, after being accepted in a prestigious club available only for veterans, The Britannia, the latest club member is found dead in the club.
Peterkin now works for a publishing house and his job is to select detective manuscripts. Because of this passion, and due to the fact that even though his mother was Chinese, he is related to one of the founders of The Britannia, he feels responsible to solve his colleague’s murder.
Eric is convinced that a fellow gentleman is the criminal and starts his own investigation unrelated to the one Scotland Yard has. He soon discovers a connection between the club murder and a case of a missing woman from the war period and this disclosure puts his life in danger.
I understand that Endeavor Content has acquired “A Gentleman’s Murder” and will turn it into a TV series, so you should read the book before that happens. I can’t think of a better way to finish this article than a quote from the author himself:
You grow up on Agatha Christie and Conan Doyle and then one day you run out of those stories. You think to yourself, ‘Self, maybe I can write one of these.’ You work hard to create a compelling mystery in all the expected ways: the murder, the suspects, the clues.