The Gobblin’ Society
The Gobblin’ Society is an exciting, bizarre, page-turning murder-mystery in the beloved Langdon St. Ives series. This time around, Langdon’s wife, Alice, is the recipient of a house, Seaward, left by her uncle after his death. Excited and nervous, the couple ventures out to explore their new inheritance. People from her past emerge, as well as others unknown to them. Together, they discover a secret society, aka “The Gobblin’ Society,” composed of a few men with extraordinary culinary tastes who have other plans for Seaward and who will stop at nothing to keep their plans at large.
This is my first Langdon St. Ives mystery, and will hopefully not be my last. It is fun when you discover a new series, but like in the case of reading this book, I found a few parts to be confusing, probably mostly because I am unaware of these characters and their previous adventures. The adventure in The Gobblin’ Society was different for sure: themes of murder, manipulation, cannibalism, and thievery were all touched on and performed very well. The setting is overseas, so there are some cultural differences in the text for readers in America, but if you’re familiar with works by Agatha Christie or P.D. James then you’ll enjoy this piece of art.
|Author||James P. Blaylock|
|Page Count||176 pages|
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|Category||Mystery, Crime & Thriller|