Another great Falco novel! I love the narrative tone and the main characters. The movement from Rome to Britannia is deftly handled--but who knew Romans traveled as much as "our" people do! But did Lindsey Davis have problems with contractors when she wrote it?
I started this series "in medias res," immediately fell in love with Sir Baldwin, Edgar, and Simon, and quickly headed for the beginning of the series to see more of how Michael Jecks developed the characterization. The honorable Sir Baldwin, the former Templar, is the seems almost a too perfect noble knight, but even he can surprise both readers and friends. His detecting skills are, of course, outstanding, and the plot is a wonderful feat of narrative sleight of hand!
Of course, as I consider the West Country one of "bits" of England, this is an added draw.