The Riddle Box
by G. Derek Adams
Jonas and Rime stop at a manor, where there is a murder, everyone is locked inside, and they try to solve the mystery.
Rime tries to solve the murder by following the classic mystery story formula: being the smartest person in the room, piecing together all the clues, the big reveal where she shocks everyone with her intellect. I liked that the classic mystery plot didn’t really work out for her. There’s a conclusion, and the killer is revealed, but the steps to get there weren’t as clean cut as she would have liked, and I appreciate that. Murder, mystery, character development, and an unusual villain. I enjoyed this.