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As good as British crime writing gets,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Reaper (Hardcover)
To the reader from Leeds and Bradford, you have indeed missed something in Peter Lovesey's earlier books. However, you haven't missed perhaps the best story of his entertaining career. I've been reading him from "Wobble to death" (highly recommended) and this story of the wicked vicar is superlative. Otis Joy isn't an anti hero, he is just splendidly self-obsessed and wicked, sharp as a tack and gloriously amoral in a tender, caring sort of way. I can't say any more, its one of those books where a slight hint becomes a spoiler. Please just make sure you don't miss this book.