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Good writing and humour, but dull
on 18 August 2014
It's well written with a good narrator and a lot of dry humour. The relationship between him and his wife is interesting and should be developed more, I think - as should the local colour and period detail. The story drags - I mean really drags. It could have been shortened by a hundred pages. The author falls into the trap of many crime novels, whereby a long middle section consists of the detective interviewing the witnesses and suspects, then interviewing them again. And again. The characters of these people are not very interesting. The murder happens two thirds through to a dull character. I didn't care, I'm afraid. I'm sure the author can do better.