8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
OK but not great,
This review is from: Wine of Violence (Medieval Mystery Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
I found this book OK but a bit slow and ponderous in places. The plot was good enough and the setting and characters interesting but I think that perhaps the author's style of writing, in my personal view, let it down, certainly when compared with Paul Doherty or Susanna Gergory, etc.
As with others the americanisms annoyed me. I don't think "for cert" was a mediaeval expression, although the author might have thought it sound like one, however I could live with that, what really grated was "John had written Rupert" - written to, please! Perhaps getting annoyed over little things like this indicates that I was not engrossed in the book enough to overlook them.
I might give the second in the series a go to see if there is any improvement but there are a multitude of better historical crime and thriller books out there