As always, Donna Leon has made me at home in Venice. I love the meals she has Paolo cook. It is so interesting how the clues arrive to Guido and how he mixes them up to come to a conclusion. Wonderful.
As I started this book, it seemed to be very slow in revealing the story line. The further I read, the better it got. I was fooled from the beginning to the end. Just as I thought I understood what was going on, I was surprised. Goddard did a great job with a simple premise.
Absolutely the best I have read in a long time. The setting is well described as are the people. There were a lot of possibilities and when I picked the one I thought was correct, it was not. Well written. I will look for more books like this one.
Excellent continuation of this series about Sandilands. The detective is "forced" by higher authorities to travel to a remote British outpost in India. The descriptions of the land and atmosphere as well as the people who inhabit and the visitors of the land are outstanding. Twists and turns occur that have you wondering if you are really reading a book or watching a detailed murder-thriller. The reasons behind the actions in the book are revealed and only seen at the end. A great story.
Even though I don't understand politics very well, this was a great book about France and England before, during and after the French Revolution. Napoleon, Kings and Queens came alive and some just as quickly died. The descriptions of the clothes, methods of travel and behind the scenes action was great. Glad I read it.
The Audio CD of this book by Benjamin Black was exciting. Not only the story line but hearing the accents was revealing. You have to really like Black's method of writing and have patience because all will be revealed in the end. I do like how he gives a good continuation at the end of what happened to everyone after the murder is solved. Looking forward to more of Black's books/CDs.
Joe Sandilands to the rescue again. This time Paris is the place to NOT be for Sir George Jardine. This gentleman is up to his eyeballs in murder---which he is convicted of my the French police. Joe saves the day but it takes a while. Very interesting and excellent descriptions of Paris.
Never having visited Bath in my many travels to England, this was a joy to read. Great descriptions and history of Roman Bath. Joss created more than a few great personalities and a few horrible people as suspects. Good read.
A very good continuation of the series about Falcon. The story line is very well continued and the author "tickles" you with the results or rewards of occurrences in the first book. Falcon comes across as very strong and determined. Can't wait for the next book.