Nicholas Meyer (review date 25 June 1995)
SOURCE: “Goings-On in Old London,” in Los Angeles Times Book Review, June 25, 1995, p. 12.
[In the following review, Meyer offers a positive assessment of The Trial of Elizabeth Cree.]
In the literary pantheon the mystery or detective novel is largely relegated to an inferior rung on the ladder. Yet isn’t “Oedipus the King,” when all’s said and done, a detective story, complete with “surprise” final twist ending in which the detective discovers to his horror that the murderer he has been...
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