The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths

January 31, 2022 4:14 PM | Tina Maura (Administrator)


Elly Griffiths won the Edgar Award* for this book, and I can certainly see why.  It’s a captivating novel of suspense as well a challenging whodunit.  It pays homage to the literary conventions of its genre(s) but has a modern setting. 

So – let’s say you keep a diary, which is completely private.  And then you discover someone else has been writing in your diary.  And then the murders begin, which is disconcerting.  To say the least.

I really liked the characters, especially the police detective, Harbinder Kaur.  There’s a ghost story, too.  And a dog. I would say there is something for everyone.

We had a great Zoom discussion of the title earlier this month, and I’m sorry you missed it.  Check out the Events tab for our next title!


Tina Maura

Book Goddess


*The Edgar Award is one of the mystery genre’s highest awards.  It is named after Edgar Allan Poe, whose tales of mystery established many of the conventions of the genre, decades before Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created Sherlock Holmes. 


 
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