Saturday, August 10, 2013

WHEN DO MYSTERY STORIES BECOME SOMETHING ELSE?


When do mystery books become something else? I picked up a bargain book called The Body Departed by J.I. Rain.

I was attracted to the book because it supposedly had a ghost as the narrator. As I read the book, the story seemed to be more Christian propaganda than mystery story or ghost story.

I wish the story descriptions had been clear about what the story is.

Stories with religious settings don't bother me, but when I read a mystery-suspense story, I want it to be a mystery-suspense story, not theology in disguise.

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