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Taking the Mikado,
This review is from: Seventy-Seven Clocks: (Bryant & May Book 3) (Paperback)
I am getting very fond of the Bryant and May series and so far ,three books in,the standard is improving.This episode is set in the well remembered days of the Heath governments three day weeks and power cuts,though I found the authors evocation of the period was less convincing than his previous wartime and modern stories.Members of an upper class family are being bumped of in gruesome and inventive ways and our not quite so geriatric heroes are on the case.As in The Water Room there's an introduced female lead to help the investigation and possibly assist the author in the selling of the film rights.
The plot and solution to the mystery are like the previous novels ludicrous but you suspend your own disbelief because you are enjoying the journey so much.The set piece finale works wonderfully in a Doctor Who/Lara Croft way and throughout the sense of fun is captivating. Highly recommended.