10 October 2016.
The six criminologists all give their solutions to the crime: they are all different, all ingenious, all substantiated by examples from real-life crimes, and, in some cases their identification of the culprit strikes uncomfortably near to home. Meek Mr Chitterwick is the last to offer his solution and he comes up with the most startling suggestion of all.
The Poisoned Chocolates Case is a delightful read, witty, full of mischief and mocking the conventions of detective fiction. The characters are amusing, although not all are likeable, and it is fun to encounter Mr Chitterwick, who went on to detect other crimes in his own right. Especially ironic is Roger Sheringham’s dismay as he realises his clever idea to amuse his new club is likely to result in the destruction of the club itself.