The seventh installment of the Sketching Detective series by Jack McCormac offers a take on mystery tales, by presenting surprising twists and turns through slaps of longwinded humour.
In Fetching Fiona and the Sketching Detective Solve the Crisscross Murders, what starts out as a Halloween contest ends up into the discovery of a dead body camouflaged as one of the participants therein. Not long after that, another dead body is discovered, with probable relations to the one earlier found. Bonnie Glen residents Jack and Fiona MacKay are then tasked to put the pieces of the puzzle together to find out who, why and how these two locals were killed.
The deliberate progression of the story allows for easy development of the characters and of the various factors surrounding them. What lights up the story even more is the flawlessly written amusing monologues and dialogues between and among the individuals therein. As old adages go, humour in art is the icing on top of a cupcake; well, suffice it is to say that McCormac’s Fetching Fiona does have a lot of that icing.