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The Holiday Murders by Robert Gott

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March 2013, no. 349
Scott Macleod reviews 'The Holiday Murders' by Robert Gott

The Holiday Murders

by Robert Gott

Scribe, $19.99 pb, 309 pp, 9781922070258

The Holiday Murders by Robert Gott

Reviewed by
March 2013, no. 349

Robert Gott’s The Holiday Murders fittingly begins with steely-eyed detectives examining a gruesome crime scene on Christmas Eve, 1943. The bodies of a father and son are found broken and bloodied in the dead of night, the son nailed to the floor in a ‘savage parody’ of the Crucifixion. From the memorable opening sequence, Gott demonstrates an intimate understanding of how to craft a compulsive page-turner; he exploits tropes and conventions of the crime fiction genre to dazzling effect, evoking a disturbing wartime malaise.

Scott Macleod reviews 'The Holiday Murders' by Robert Gott

The Holiday Murders

by Robert Gott

Scribe, $19.99 pb, 309 pp, 9781922070258

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  • So looking forward to reading this new work. Loved the William Power series.
    Posted by Brenton Head
    Saturday, 16 March 2013 14:14