I’ve finished two mysteries recently, Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie and Mortal Causes by Ian Rankin. In the case of Mortal Causes I think this is the best Inspector Rebus novel I’ve read yet although that opening scene was quite gruesome. Murder on the Orient Express was fun and makes me want to read more Agatha Christie novels.
One thing I did notice this time as I was reading was that I wasn’t particularly looking for the clues to solve the mysteries on my own. I just let each writer take me into the story and I enjoyed being a bit surprised in both cases.
For those of you who read mysteries do you try to solve the mystery or do you want to be surprised?
I’ll tell you more of my thoughts on Murder on the Orient Express later and don’t forget it’s the March selection for Our Coffee Rings.
Also, for those of you who love mysteries and foreign locales, check out Detectives Beyond Borders. Oh, I can see this won’t be good for my TBR list.