and The Unknown Crime are two short stories gathered together in the one publication, forming a novella of sorts.
Having read 11 novels by Sarah Rayne, the writing style in this was like coming home. Some of the plot components in each of the tales was familiar; uncovering mysteries from the past, a love of manuscripts and discovering connections from history to the present.
As standalone short stories, they both had their merits, but weren't long enough for the brilliant plotting of Rayne to be established and shine through.
All in all, The Forgotten Manuscript and The Unknown Crime were quick and easy reads and will tide you over until her next release.
My rating = ***