I just recently received a letter from a site reader asking these questions:
(1.) What about murder by diary/journal? How many can we come up with where the dastardly deed is revealed during the course of a series of diary entries? The original great must be Les Liaisons Dangeureuses – though the deaths come at the end – but are there any contemporary ones?
(2.) Also I remember reading a few books where the murder was set against the background of collectible rare books – the chapter headings were descriptions of rare books taken from auction catalogues, (sorry about all these extra ‘u’ -I’m in England!) – and the book sale somehow tied in with the plot? Does anyone remember these?
Please leave a comment if you think that you have a book or book series which might be relevant to either of these questions.