The Cheltenham Square Murder - John Bude

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In the affluent neighborhood of Cheltenham Square, things aren't as harmonious as it seems. The ten houses are host to simmering rivalries, anger, and hatred that lead to a shocking death. Superintendent Meredith is visiting Cheltenham Square for a few days with his friend Barnet, and is quickly pressed into service to assist the local force in investigating the perplexing killing. With several obvious suspects, they begin to think that the killing was mistaken identity, particularly when the only witness to the crime is killed in the same fashion. Together, Meredith and Long set out to solve what appears to be an impossible crime.

I really enjoyed The Cheltenham Square Murder, it was an entertaining, complex mystery, with all the charm of 1930s England, the time when this book was written. With a quick pace and a baffling plot, this locked room mystery, set in a small square in England, has several obvious suspects with several good motives and iron-clad alibis. Combined with the bonhomie between Long and Meredith (no inter-departmental rivalry here!) it was an exceptionally delightful and intriguing read.

Overall, The Cheltenham Square Murder is an excellent classic mystery that will entrance and ensnare any fan of mysteries, particularly fans of classic mysteries.

Thank you to Poisoned Pen Press and Netgalley for an advance copy of this book in return for my honest review.