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'Remarkable for strong and clear characterisation and–those distinctive qualities of the detection tale'
One of Innes's pre-war masterpieces of mystery fiction, a pastiche with resonance of Wilkie Collins's The MoonstonePublished 3 months ago by robyn adaire a first class collection with very convincing historical settings (20th century).
I really enjoy Michael Innes's writing most of the time. This book was less enjoyable than others. The plot was a good one, concerning the death of a Laird in the Scottish... Read morePublished on March 1, 2013 by Nancy J
When I first started reading this book I wasn't sure whether I was ever going to finish it as I just couldn't get into it. Read morePublished on February 9, 2013 by Damaskcat
Michael Innes has written many mysteries, all of them worth reading. LAMENT FOR A MAKER is an absolute classic! This is a book I will read over and over!Published on December 26, 2012 by Joy of Reading
I believe "Lament for a Maker" is Innes's finest book, towering above all of his other mysteries (and, yes, I have read them all). Read morePublished on March 2, 2010 by L. Blatt
This much admired Innes novel is actually one of my least favorite. The story of a mysterious death, in a snow storm, in Scotland, of the Laird of Erchany, is told by several... Read morePublished on January 31, 2010 by LizaJane
I have never read Michael Innes before, so I was not prepared for this book at all. It is wonderfully complex, and the characterizations are truly masterful. Read morePublished on January 20, 2007 by Shirley Schwartz