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The Benson Murder Case by S.S. Van Dine
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Jul 25, 2012

really liked it
Read in July, 2012

A guy you can love to hate.

From the Sherlock Holm's school of private investigation. He is bright, but he is also arrogant and condescending without charm and lacks a sense of humour. His mannerisms are priggish, dandified and highly affected. He lives in New York, yet he chooses to converse like a member of the British gentry.

He is unmarried and unlovable. Yet, despite it all, his cleverness wins out, the bad guys fall and you have to grudgingly admit, the dandified, snobbish, little braggart knows his business.

However, you still don't like him, but then who could? Although you have to concede, it really wasn't a bad little mystery, in fact it was quite interesting, so despite his thorny personality, you find yourself looking forward to his next case.

Because after all, there's always a possibility that the bad guys may do him in this time.


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