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Too many people, not very satisfying
on 13 May 2014
A complex plot for a short novel, involving a huge number of characters and two rather unpleasant murders.
Of course, Georgette Heyer is excellent at characterisation, but the sheer volume of people meant that several of them simply weren’t memorable. So when the mystery was solved, it didn’t feel very satisfying.
Not bad for a light read – perhaps three and a half stars would be a fairer rating – but nowhere near the standard of this author’s other novels.