As I always say, I'm not a big crime fiction reader, although that may be because of the typical schmaltz you get when reading pacey thrillers. Not so in Mogford's series. Sleeping dogs was definitely my favourite of the series so far. His scene setting in this one matched his excellent character development and it left me wondering quite a bit about Albania. I also wanted to point out: I read a bestselling Val McDermid book in my book club right before reading this book and the contrast couldn't have been clearer -- I much preferred Sleeping Dogs! I am looking forward to number five.
Sleeping Dogs was my first Spike Sanguinetti read, now I want to read more. The characterization is superb, as is the sense of place; the author brings Corfu alive on the page brilliantly, and explores the dark side of its proximity to Albania. No wonder this writer keeps getting nominated for prestigious awards. Highly recommended.
TM gives us another tranche of local colour with foundations of story in grim realities of post comm. Albania. Familiar characters in new settings. Quirky and original, with engaging storyline and complex plot. A worthy companion to his earlier Spike Sanguintti booksì
I pre ordered this book as I had enjoyed the previous 3. It arrived as soon as it was released and I wasn't disappointed. They are getting better and better, with a believably flawed and likeable hero . Hugely readable, and well researched and written, I lost several hours and finished it in a weekend.