5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Not worth reading because....,
This review is from: Princess of Burundi, The (Inspector Ann Lindell) (Paperback)
...the translation is stilted and poor.
It looks like a dictionary has been used for many of the phrases and any reproducing of the Swedish into colloquial English seems completely lacking.
....the title is irrelvant. OK - I thought there might be a real princess but when I found out it was about a fish I think I could have lived with that. But WHY do their heads get chopped off which is the only time they feature? - not explained at all
....the plot is terrible - espcially in terms of the denoument. I could just have lived with this book if a tragic murder was well resolved. But the villain creeps in at the end - and we find out more about his tyre tracks than about him!!
And finally the publishers must be slammed - some more. Previous reviewers have already pointed out their cynical failure to publish the series properly. My gripe is about the front cover - "Featuring Inspector Ann...." NO - she is on maternity leave. And the back blurb has been written by someone who has clearly not read any of the book at all. VERY POOR SHOW
I wasted £0.50 in a charity shop buying another in the series before reading this one. But they are both heading now heading back that one with one un-read. Life is too short to waste on this stuff.....