Story Of Detection
brings an old, familiar detective out of retirement to solve a murder
and help a mute boy find his talking parrot. The readers don’t
really know who the detective is right away, but do get some subtle
hints. It’s WW II, and the retired detective is keeping bees
in Sussex, England. A boy walking the train tracks crosses his path.
He takes an interest in the boy with the gray parrot, but the child
refuses to speak to him. The gray parrot squawks some numbers in
German, which piques the aged detective’s interest. The detective
runs into the boy again after a man is murdered and the parrot is
birdnapped. He’s determined to solve the murder and reunite
the boy with his bird—if it’s still alive.
was nice to read about one of my favorite detectives. He’s
made many a comeback in recent mysteries. The mystery focuses mostly
on the talking parrot and the boy. The main characters—Linus,
the detective, and the Panicker family—will draw you in, and
Linus will steal your heart. The Final Solution is a delightful
gem—perfect for an evening of entertainment.
actor Michael York narrates the audio version. It’s a calm,
patient read. Be sure to share this one with your cozy mystery buddies.