Basil Willing follows a flustered customer out of his local tobacconist’s and hears him hail a cab using the name of Basil Willing. Intrigued Basil follows him to his destination and enters into his latest adventure.
I wanted to read some McCloy before Bodies from the Library and picked this up on the basis of the above hook because it sounds so promising and the hands of a different writer perhaps it would be.
For me overall it just wasn’t very interesting and a key element is a preposterous secret code that could be easily have been misinterpreted with fatal consequences. So actually, Alas Basil Willing.
There is however a relief sometimes to find an author that you don’t get on with so as not to worry about increasing the TBR pile any further!
Vintage Mystery Challenge
Fulfils “What – Person’s name in the title”.