Aiding and Abetting by Muriel Spark

Aiding and Abetting

Muriel Spark

176 pages first pub 2000 (editions)

fiction mystery informative mysterious medium-paced


In 'Aiding and Abetting', the doyenne of literary satire has written a wickedly amusing and subversive novel around the true-crime case of one of England’s most notorious uppercrust scoundrels and the “aiders and abetters” who kept him on the loos...

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mysterious 80%
adventurous 20%
informative 20%
lighthearted 20%


fast 50%
medium 33%
slow 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 66% | A mix: 33%

Strong character development?

No: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

Loveable characters?

No: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 50% | Yes: 50%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 66% | No: 33%

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