on 27 April 2013
I found the stories contained in this book a bit too old hat and too girly and flowery. In the first story, Enter second murder, everything was so obvious and the ending too abrupt (maybe even the author got fed up with the plot). Characters are not developed enough to like or dislike them. Their way of dealing with problems (the 'detection') is immature and what unnerved me most of all was the constant addressing Faro as 'Stepfather' by his assistant (who is his stepson). It just seemed a bit too much. Not my kind of reading: they reminded me of Catherine Cookson's novels in detective disguise. If you're a lover of a more gorey/brooding/action kind historical detective fiction, this is not your cup of tea.