The Outsmarting of Criminals: A Mystery Introducing Miss Felicity Prim

The Outsmarting of Criminals: A Mystery Introducing Miss Felicity Prim

by Steven Rigolosi


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ISBN-13: 9780977378791
Publisher: Ransom Note Press
Publication date: 03/31/2014
Series: Miss Felicity Prim , #1
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 836,804
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Steven Rigolosi is the best-selling author of The Outsmarting of Criminals, chosen by Oprah's editors as one of the five best mysteries of Fall 2014. Library Journal has called him a "completely fresh voice in the mystery genre." He is a two-time David Award winner from Deadly Ink and lives in northern New Jersey.

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The Outsmarting of Criminals: A Mystery Introducing Miss Felicity Prim 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
TdeV More than 1 year ago
The hardcover version of Steven Rigolosi’s THE OUTSMARTING OF CRIMINALS promises exquisite delights. Just holding the book in my hands I know I’m about to embark on a pastiche of amateur detective fiction. The cover simulates a beautiful pen and ink drawing, reminescent of the line drawings which preceded BBC’s Friday Night Mysteries. The pages are heavy and crisp and I’m sure I can hear violins. You’d expect the protagonist to be a bright, strait-laced lady of uncertain years—but Miss Felicity Prim brings much more. She’s surprisingly open-mined for such a well-brought up person—possibly because she’s a New Yorker—but she does rather have a deliberate approach to life. Her literal-mindedness adds unexpected humour. Bruno the dog is a treat. The story proceeds apace. Some events are so preposterous that I’m certain the intention is tongue-in-cheek. Characters unselfconsciously screw up the plot. Miss Prim charges to the rescue. Characters behave more like themselves. Confusion ensues. The plot of THE OUTSMARTING OF CRIMINALS is mind-bogglingly convoluted with a (long) laugh out loud conclusion, which I unhesitatingly proclaim that thou shalt never guess. I was planning on giving this book to someone who’d appreciate it, but perhaps I’ll just keep it around so that I might re-read it when the mood strikes. Miss Felicity Prim is a strong enough character for a series, so I hope Steven Rigolosi is listening. Well done, sir.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Glad I checked this book out from the library.  Terribly disappointed by the poor writing and the author's portrayal of the female characters as being dimwitted. It's too bad a few of the characters from this book could not be adopted and re-imagined by a better author.