The Floating Body by Kel Richards is a thrilling mystery filled with twists and turns. Set in 1935, it follows C. S. “Jack” Lewis as he finds himself embroiled in a police investigation after witnessing what seems to be an impossible murder, where the victim’s body falls from a rooftop … but doesn’t hit the ground until the next day! Although the third book Richards has written featuring C. S. Lewis, this enjoyable and exciting story is easily read as a stand-alone novel.
I was captivated from the very beginning and the best bit was for the price of one novel there were two mysteries to solve. It was also a great homage to the amazing author C.S. Lewis and his incredibly clever mind. It made me want to read The Chronicles of Narnia again and some of his essays. Even more exciting, Kel Richards is clearly very clever himself and well read, throughout he references other authors and based his work on the school stories by Charles Hamilton.
If you love mysteries and perhaps grew up reading authors such as Enid Blyton or Charles Hamilton, then I cannot recommend this book enough.
July 7th, 2016 - Posted & Written by Laura White