The Mortover Grange Mystery: Joseph Smith Fletcher
Comments: I am a quick and voracious reader and I abandon very few books part way, but in this case I made an exception. Written in 1926, The Mortover Grange Mystery has not stood the test of time. JS Fletcher is no Christie or Sayers. The writing is dull, the characters one dimensional, the police procedures and actions unbelievable and every step of the plot predictable. It doesn't even provide any historic interest. It's just a very boring book.