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by Inkshares, Inc, 31 July 2018. ISBN 978-1-94264595-5 (PB)
This is an excellent story which,
as the publicity suggests, is a mystery in the Golden Age tradition.
Christopher Huang sets his mystery in 1924 at a Gentleman’s Club in
London. He has an unconventional hero in Eric Peterkin whose membership
in The Britannia Club leads him into investigating the murder of a fellow
The period detail is pitch perfect
with a very thoughtful view of the deleterious effects of the Great War on its
apparent survivors. The investigation takes Eric into the countryside
world of an ex-army hospital of the War, a drug den in Limehouse, the
British Museum newspaper Library and, of course, into the arcane workings of
the Gentlemen’s Club.
His own racial position and war
experiences makes Eric able to evaluate the situation as both insider and
outsider; he makes a very appealing protagonist. Christopher gives us
the classic Golden Age Mystery with the traditional features, a good historical
background and a certain new twist derived from a knowledge of modern ideas
Jennifer S. Palmer
This is Christopher Huang’s first
book but he hints at a second adventure at the end of this one. I do hope
Christopher Huanggrew up in
Singapore, where he served his two years of National Service as an Army
Signaller. He moved to Canada where he studied Architecture at McGill
University in Montreal. Huang currently lives in Montreal. A Gentleman's
Murder is his first novel.
my reading life crime fiction has been a constant interest; I really enjoyed my
15 years as an expatriate in the Far East, the Netherlands
& the USA
but occasionally the solace of closing my door to the outside world and sitting
reading was highly therapeutic. I now lecture to adults on historical topics
including Famous Historical Mysteries.