Helpful votes received on reviews: 65% (22 of 34)


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The Mauritius Command: Aubrey/Maturin series, book&hellip by Patrick O'Brian
The author now figures we know Jack and the others and spends only a little time 'incidentally' reminding us. We spend time watching Jack develop as a person, becoming the Commodore more than the 'lad' of the earlier books. If you enjoyed the previous tales this one holds everything to develop your enjoyment further. I confess I am a little worried - I've just counted there are 17 more after this....
HMS Surprise: Aubrey/Maturin series, book 3 by Patrick O'Brian
For those who watched Russell Crowe leaping around his ship, this will continue the tale with much more detail and texture. Jack remains a flawed but appealing individual and we learn more of the secretive layered Maturin. A well crafted tale.
The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike Book 2) by Robert Galbraith
This builds on the earlier book but you don't have to have read the first before this, really. It's very Dashiel Hammet and I always imagine someone like Bob Mitchum as Strike when I read.

It's a standard formula: Private Investigator explores a murder and finds what the Met can't. But in this I suspect the publishing world takes more of a bashing than the police, and it's some credit that they let this through!