Murder Gone Mad by Philip MacDonald Goodreads Inspired by the real life killer Peter Kurten, it s a psychological step forward for the mystery genre as well as a narrative one the taunting letters, the murder of someone close Murder Gone Mad Philip Macdonald Murder Gone Mad Philip Macdonald on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Murder mystery, featuring Inspector Pike of Scotland Yard. Murder Gone Mad A Detective Story Club Classic Crime This item Murder Gone Mad A Detective Story Club Classic Crime Novel The Detective Club by L C Tyler introduction Philip MacDonald Hardcover . Friday Forgotten Book MURDER GONE MAD possibly by Aug , What makes MURDER GONE MAD eminently readable at least to me is the frenzied hunt for the killer Philip MacDonald was a master at creating mass Murder Gone Mad by Philip MacDonald OverDrive Rakuten After every murder a business like letter arrives announcing that another removal has been carried out , and Inspector Pyke of Scotland Yard has nothing to go on but the evidence of the bodies themselves and the butcher s own bravado. Murder gone mad Internet Archive EMBED for wordpress hosted blogs and archive item description tags...
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Murder Gone Mad Reviews
Very disappointing. MacDonald can write well but seems to prefer brief, striking scenes rather than any kind of satisfying, unified story. The serial-killer plot is full of suspenseful bits, but they don't hold together: characters and mysteries are created and dropped and the "detection" is overwritten and pedestrian. Sloppy.
Most of the serial killer stereotypes that we now take for granted originally appeared in this, usually called the first mystery in which the police are tasked with hunting a killer whose identity isn’t necessarily a suspect who’s introduced early in the story. Inspired by the real-life killer Peter Kurten, it’s a psychological step forward for the mystery genre as well as a narrative one (the taunting letters, the murder of someone close to the detective, the traps that fail, among others. Macdonald has an understated way of presenting this material, without the dramatics that usually surround serial killer stories, and a nice way of drawing village life. The contrast to modern policing can be jarring, but considering its age, it holds up well.
You will know of " penny dreadfuls" from this era - well this is a ha'penny dreadful, with the accent on the dreadful. The plot is slow moving and the descriptions of even commonplace events in the narrative are appallingly wordy, so that before I had gone very far I found myself reading down the middle of the page . As others have stated, it is a book about serial killings, but there is not even a semblance of either motive or motivation revealed, and the characters are all without exception of the cardboard cutout variety. My advice is unhesitating : don't waste your time on this drivel
Anthony Gethryn is out of action, so his policeman friend, Arnold Pike, is on his own when he's assigned to investigate seemingly lunatic murders that are poisoning the atmosphere in a little suburb. He can't even rely on the local police, some of whom are hostile to interference from Scotland Yard. As he gradually narrows the suspect list from all the people in town to only four, he despairingly realizes that he has no proof, no proof at all.
read SOMETIME in 2002