**3.5-stars rounded up**
In the Hall with the Knife was so much fun and the exact vibe I was hoping for.
This story brought all of the Clue movie over-the-top drama and I was living for it.
I decided to pick up this novel over Halloween week. I had no idea how perfect that choice would end up being.
Set at a posh boarding school, Blackbrook Academy, on the coast of Maine, this story follows multiple perspectives including Peacock, Green, Mustard, Scarlet and Mrs. White.
When a winter storm hits, the academy’s access to the mainland gets cut off, stranding a hand full of students, the headmaster and a couple of other school employees.
They corral everyone into Tudor House, which seems to be a highpoint and therefore escaped major flooding and damage.
The manse generally acts as a girls boarding house, with Mrs. White at its head, but they manage to find room for everyone.
The house includes all of the stately charm you would anticipate with hardwoods, stained glass, and rooms such as the lounge, billiard room and conservatory. Oh, and secret passageways, don’t forget the secret passageways.
When on the first night, the headmaster ends up dead, our intrepid characters are left to figure out what happened.
Some suggest an accident, other suggest suicide, but very quickly it is clear that it was murder.
I had a ton of fun reading this. It was campy, it was ridiculous and I thought it was a blast.
I think if you go into it with the right mindset, you will have fun with it to. It is definitely not a story to take too seriously.
I’m actually really excited to pick up the next installment. This one left off at an interesting and sinister spot.
I want more!!!