a very unfair review.It is silly to suggest that a reader should go back to the first book because in the first book the writer
has not got all the character lines of the hero fully worked out.
This is a good short book . All the leading characters are depicted sufficiently well and the author has done a good job in
demonstrating that to the male detective the female gets in the way when doing a job or so the male imagines. Of course
when the female is the detective and the males are assistants ir is vice versa.
The author has not drawn any really bad characters and Macbeth likes his fellow guests at the boarding house and as in
much of crime fiction the author has had to pick out a murderer and a motive and though readers may have become fond of
the character the writer has to finish the story.i have not read other Macbeth stories so i cant see the point in
reading then first one as if it would somehow explain the motive for the crime.