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The Sunken Sailor

2.62  ·  Rating Details ·  21 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
During a weekend house party in a proper English village, a body is discovered at the bottom of a pond tied to a submerged statue of Neptune.

And the weekend has only just begun.

So has this ingenious mystery-a literary game of round robin in which fourteen master crime writers have each contributed a chapter of their own. What they deliver is a wildly entertaining whodu
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published April 6th 2004 by Berkley Hardcover (first published 2004)
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Conni Harness
Jul 27, 2015 Conni Harness rated it did not like it
Was really interesting in the beginning. Enjoyable as the chapters took on new directions. However, starting at chapter 12, the book turned into slap stick boredom. Pass on this one. We can only hope they never make this into a movie!
Ayah Ristin
Feb 24, 2016 Ayah Ristin rated it liked it
Gripping until the last half of the authors decided to ruin the efforts of the first half. Such a crappy crappy ending! First good chapters were just wasted. It could have been such a great mystery novel if the playful authors didn't decide to put ridiculous characters and events that would just never make sense in the story. The last chapters were so shitty to the point that it was infuriating and offensive. If I were one of the authors who knew that they contribute a good chapter, I'd really ...more
Timothy Tobolski
This is the type of anthology I've been wanting someone(s) to write for years: a round-robin mystery where each contributor adds a complete chapter in the form of a short story that adds to the overall story. A sci-fi series did this exact format some twenty-odd years ago and I loved the hell out of it. This one promises the same satisfaction, particularly with the use of English authors and settings.
Jenny Smith
Feb 03, 2015 Jenny Smith rated it it was ok
I'm sure it was fun to write, but the many authors almost seemed to be competing to muddle the story. Not only did the entire writing style change by chapter but also character personalities as well. Led to a completely unbelievable resolution. Good idea...poor execution.
Mar 15, 2016 Ayny rated it it was ok
good premise, however, this is a jumbled lot of over a dozen stories that were not interesting enough to finish.
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Frankly, this was awful. You want to avoid this one.
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Quite fun, I hadn't read a multi-author mystery in some time.
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