Eminently readable and very engaging,
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This review is from: Back on Murder (A Roland March Mystery Book #1) (Kindle Edition)
I'm not usually a fan of first-person narrative, but I made an exception with this book and am glad I did.
The narrative is steady and reasonably slow-paced but nevertheless manages to be eminently engaging and never dull. There is no meaningless filler or unnecessary over-embellishment here, it is solid, well-woven and well paced from start to finish.
Back on Murder also manages to achieve the tricky goal of getting the level of detail just right in order to engage the reader and enable them to view the characters and events as multi-dimensional, without leaving you behind or throwing up problems with keeping track of who is who and what is what.
This is what I would call a "thinking" crime novel rather than one designed to engage the reader by the overuse of gore or splashy detail to cover for weakness in plot or narrative, and there are not really any weak patches throughout the entire book.