One would think that with his fifteenth literate mystery adventure, Robert Goddard would be tempted to change the formula
and perhaps try his hand at some other sort of fiction. I, for one, am exceedingly glad he didn't, for "Days Without Number" is quite simply one of his most inventive and exciting novels in a long time.
All the stock elements of a Goddard page-turner are here....the unwitting protagonist seemingly in well over his head; the usual themes of murder, dark secrets, troublesome family members; and the constant recurring series of shocks as the reader and the hero are reminded time and again that things are not only not always as bad as they seem; they are usually far, far worse. Five stars for another brilliant creation from a true master of the genre.