14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
A disappointing read,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Fire in the Flint (Paperback)
Fans of Candace Robb's excellent Owen Archer mystery series are likely to be disappointed with the Margaret Kerr series, because for a start these are not really mysteries. Much like the first in this series "A Trust Betrayed", this book has little mystery in the storyline, the main character undertakes no detection or investigation to speak of, and the narration creates no suspense.
Lovers of historical novels may be sufficiently entertained by the period details and more realistic approach to the "Braveheart" figure of William Wallace and his contemporaries. But if, like me, you prefer your historical crime fiction to contain a entertaining *mix* of detective story and convincing historical background, this book is probably not for you.
I would advise to wait patiently for the 9th Owen Archer book "The Guilt of Innocents", which will apparently be published in April 2006 in the UK. If that's too long a wait, you can always go and read the Owen Archer short story called "ï¿½The Bone Jarï¿½" available on Candace Robb's official web page.