Review of "Crimson Lake" by David Wisehart

Leonardo da Vinci must solve a locked room murder to save the city of Florence from certain destruction.

I must admit that had I worked out this “perfect murder” well before Leonardo da Vinci revealed the brilliant solution, and I suspect that other readers will as well. The author has hit upon a clever and unusual method for disposing of a political enemy in this engaging short story, but his presentation of the facts of the case makes the outcome a little too predictable for this reviewer. With tweaking, this storyline could give And Then There Were None a run for its money, but in the meantime it reads like an Italian version of Encyclopedia Brown. The disparity is frustrating because the potential is there.

2.5/5 stars
Reviewed by Purity Jones


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