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This review is from: The Lighthouse (Paperback)
An Adam Dalgliesh mystery set on an island off the north coast of Devon, this whodunit had the fine craftsmanship that we come to expect from James, with atmospheric descriptions of the tiny island and its ill-fated inhabitants. As the mystery unfolds, Adam and his team called in to investigate the untimely death of a famous author, another peril awaits Adam.
Our book club suffered a severe lapse this month, so although we were equally divided 50-50 for and against this novel, in fact, there were only two of us present! We were in agreement that the writing style was good, and that the descriptions of the island and the inhabitants left clear imagery for the reader, but the some of the characters were rather too contrived, to the point of being caricatures in a murder-mystery rather than being believable.