This book attracted me as it isn’t only a ‘who-dunnit’ but is also set in Vienna in 1902 and involves a Professor of Psychology (Liebermann) so there is plenty of psychoanalysis and Sherlock Holmes type deductions. The crime being investigated is the murder of a medium whose body is found in a locked room.

It is an enjoyable book, full of interesting references to the art and music and science of the time. There are plenty of twists and red herrings and suspicious characters within the story, as well as complications in the main character’s (Liebermann) life. It wasn’t a fantastic read, but was enjoyable and the themes were a bit different from ordinary ‘who-dunnits’.

Title: Mortal Mischief <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: Frank Tallis <>Publisher: ARROW
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