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... bit of a detective buff an have read a good many such novels by various authors
on 13 November 2015
I am a bit of a detective buff and have read a good many such novels by various authors. I quite enjoy watching Frost, as portrayed by David Jason, on the TV and so I thought I'd give one of the Frost novels a go.I must admit to have been disappointed by this one. In order to enjoy it you have to totally suspend disbelief, the plot being so convoluted and far-fetched. The TV Frost is quite an appealing character but the one in the novel is pretty obnoxious and has very few saving graces. I must admit that I stuck with it until the (ludicrous) end - there' something compulsively awful about it. I won't be reading any more because it's rather juvenile fare.If you want a good detective series go for the Harry Bosch novels by Michael Connelly - read them in order in order to get to know the characters and fully understand Harry's background. I'm on the 7th and have enjoyed them all - Bosch is a much more believable character and the plots are detailed and engrossing.