The Book of Murder

by Guillermo Martínez

Monday, March 5, 2012

An enjoyable literary take on a murder mystery. Luciana, who once worked taking dictation from a famous writer, is convinced the writer is conspiring to murder her friends and family after she made accusations against him. It’s not really a plot driven story so I shouldn’t really mark it down for having a pretty far fetched plot that doesn’t really hang together, but in the end I think I do. The ending just seems a bit weak and obvious. I wasn’t expecting all the threads to be tied up and the author concluded the book in a tighter manner than I expected. The story does zip along nicely and it’s an easy read. It just seemed to be missing something in the end.