Another gripping read from Jonathan Hicks. This book is not only a very well written and atmospheric murder mystery but an insight in to the chaos of First World War warfare. As with the first book, "The Dead of Mametz", the action moves back and fore between South Wales and the Western Front, both locations being brought alive through their realistic descriptions and intriguing characters. The most interesting of these characters being the hero Thomas Oscendale himself,the Sherlock Holmes of the Great War. If you have an interest in the First World War or enjoy a good mystery, and certainly if you like both, this book is a must.
Very good read. Without being an anorak, I was a bit disappointed with the passage describing a hand grenade being thrown 50 yards!! I don't think that was a distance commonly achieved. That is nit picking but it struck me as odd.