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Lost the plot - a sort of Shardlake does Rome
on 1 September 2013
The other books in the series have been really good, well researched and interesting. However, the author seems to have fallen on his head as this book goes on to be a fairly long winded who dunnit, veering off into the spirit world as and when it can.
Frankly it just drags on and on, but I kept reading hoping it would come back 'on track'.
A great disappointment after the others – maybe a lack of ideas and a publisher breathing down his neck, or simply a wish to write something different in the sword and sandals genre.