B-Very Flat by Margot Kinberg


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Publishamerica, 2010. 202 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4489-7121-3

I have to admit I’m a regular reader of Margot Kinberg’s excellent blog: Confessions of a Mystery Novelist, I read it daily for over a year. Consequently I was very much interested to read her books. As far as I know, she has published two Publish or Perish and B-Very Flat.

B-Very Flat is almost a novella in length, just above 200 pages. It can be read in one sitting, thanks to the amount of dialogue that we find in it. It is very well built  and the actions unfolds in two parts. The first half revolves around the different characters in the plot. This is probably one of Kinberg’s strengths, the portrait of characters. The second part focuses mainly on the investigation of the mystery in order to find the culprit in an Agatha Christie style with plenty of red herrings to keep the intrigue.

I really enjoyed reading B-Very Flat. Kinberg provides us with first hand information of a University campus in the States, an environment she is very familiar with given her background. This is also the second book in which Dr. Joel Williams, a former detective, of Tilton’s Department of Criminal Justices appears, but it can be read independently, in fact it is a standalone book. And although it is not necessary to read before Publish or Perish, I have the intention to do so in the near future. Stay tuned.

Margot Kinberg was kind enough to send me a signed copy. If you want to know why visit this link HERE.

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B-Very Flat de Margot Kinberg

Tengo que confesar que soy un lector habitual del excelente blog de ​​Margot Kinberg, Confessions of a Mystery Novelist, lo leo todos los días desde hace más de un año. Por tanto estaba muy interesado en leer sus libros. Por lo que yo sé ha publicado dos Publish or Perish y B-Very Flat.

B-Very Flat tiene la extensión de un novela corta, apenas sobrepasa las 200 páginas. Se lee prácticamente de un tirón, gracias a la cantidad de diálogos que tiene. Está muy bien construida y la acción se desarrolla en dos partes. La primera mitad gira en torno a los diferentes personajes implicados en la trama. Este es probablemente uno de los puntos fuertes de Kinberg, el retrato de personajes. La segunda parte se centra principalmente en la investigación del misterio con el fin de encontrar al culpable al estilo de Agatha Christie, con un montón de pistas falsas que mantienen la intriga.

He disfrutado mucho leyendo B-Very Flat. Kinberg nos proporciona información de primera mano de un campus universitario en los Estados Unidos, un entorno que conoce muy bien dada su experiencia. Este es también el segundo libro en el que aparece el Dr. Joel Williams, un ex detective, del Departamento de Justicia Criminal de Tilton, pero se puede leer de forma independiente, de hecho es un libro independiente. Y aunque no es necesario leer antes Publish or Perish, tengo la intención de hacerlo en un futuro próximo. Permanezcan en sintonía.

Margot Kinberg tuvo la amabilidad de enviarme un ejemplar dedicado. Si quieren saber por qué visiten este enlace AQUÍ.

 

5 thoughts on “B-Very Flat by Margot Kinberg”

  1. >A fine review of Margot´s novel – I am sure she is happy that you won it! And thank you for the link to my review.

  2. >José Ignacio – Thank you so much for your very kind review! :-). Wow! And I'm so very glad you enjoyed the book; that means a lot to me. You've made my week *blush*!

  3. >Nice review, Jose Ignacio (and thanks, too, for the link). I agree that this novel is refreshing and highly readable. I am hoping there will be another one before too long!

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