I have to say this is the first book about Oscar Wilde that I have read, and I realized as I delved into Oscar Wilde and the Vatican Murders that this is not the first in the series, but rather the fifth. That being said, I didn't have anything to compare to, so was pleasantly surprised with the characters of Oscar Wilde and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
From Greece to Rome, Brandreth sets the scene with striking components that give the reader the illusion of actually being there virtually. Droll humor and snappy observations had my eyebrows rising as I found myself immersed on their journey of finding out who the body parts belong to and why they were severed in the first place.
With a twisted plot leading the reader on a merry chase, along with Doyle and Wilde, a surprising ending and exceptional writing, definitely indulge yourself with Oscar Wilde and the Vatican Murders! A solid good read!