Well, we have a mysterious hero doing a mysterious job for his government. A few items must be found. A treasure hunt?
We have a disinherited member of nobility who is seeking recognition and his estates. A little Crusade history. A Demonic Doctor with an equisite cellar and a red haired lass who runs an electric car and a windmill. And the baddies also on a hunt.
It is a delightful listen. Not at all serious.
Waiting on Audible to release 'dead men's bones' . book4.
There are a couple of stories running through this series and they can be read or heard separately.
Not brilliant 5 stars at this time, though I expect that if the series continue with the same reader, the series may rank high 4 or 5.
Forget any Ian Rankin references from the reviewers/publishers.I am beginning to think quite a few reviewers are illiterate. (And have no idea why there will only ever be one Ian Rankin.) I get a tad sus whenever I read silly remarks like,,the new ,, etc.
On the surface there is a fairly preictable plot, a current day Batman with an Alpha and a few good fellas and girls. Then read on.
No shrinking rooms or damsels tied to railway tracks yet,
hardly serious. with silly superiors. lots of crime, graveyard shifts in graveyards. granny slasher, greasy midnight meals and new partners.
Just for fun, a low 3 star foggy frosty tale.
I did not like this one too much and
it is a very very good story
After hearing this I wonder if I need to re listen to, re read my other Bateman stories.
It is a well read provocative story
There is not a lot of jazz in this story and I can still almost hear it behind the voice of Stephen Greif all the way through .
It is a story set in the world of painters, poets crooks and thugs.
Maybe a little trendy with Tuscany and Sav Blanc and maybe a jump to right into a willing suspension or maybe just an odd surprise here and there.
My first John Harvey and a great change of pace from my other mysteries, so I now have a couple more JH on my wish list.
But how did John Harvey convey Jazz through prose?and voice?
This is a 'second listen story' for me as I try and discover how he did that.
There is so much going for the series and after 4 books Louise really could have hit her stride.
It ia painfully repetitive.
A good editor would help..
Dino Marnika just does not provide the ambiance that is given by Peter Hosking.
Love the Cliff Hardy stories read by Hosking more than me reading the hard copy. His performance makes the stories great.
Peter Corris has won the Australian Ned Kelly Award for his crime writing.
Set in a Sydney and streets I have known I have enjoyed all I have heard and I would love to hear more. with Hosking telling it.
Lots of Australian idiom and references that place each story in an historical time.
do check the UK reviews.
Police procedural, more at the higher end and involving different departments.
It reads a little like a series intended for a tv show as the story does have natural breaks where there is a resolution and then kicks off in a new direction.
Skinner is an over the top hero who is not really lovable.
There are a few plot weaknesses, when the whole story is considered. The introduction of the diplomatic and secret service is actually quite good as it does highlight the difference between English and Scotish law.
Not a bad listen.
James Henry does a decent Frost story and Stephen Thorne is the better reader..
I may prefer Sean Barrett as the narrator, as he does have a real skill with European stories, however having read and enjoyed so many of Camilleri novels my ear still hears the humour. And Daniel Philpott does a fair iob.
An inspector of police based in Sicily must have a sense of humour. Our aging Inspector is growing weary of the horrors he encounters and still needs to manoeuver around and through the endemic political corruption to achieve a just result. True to form when one of his men goes missing his plans for a few days and nights with Livia are forgotten.
A good story well read.
I do hope Oakhill continue to publish more Camilleri
With Redfern as author I was expecting so much more.And Why? an American reader?
Miost of this is a series of statements of 'the bleeding obvious'.
If you have been in a coma or solitary confinement for 50 years then this a quick expensive update
To be fair, I did learn a little more about Radar in the 50's and the ET request to have British minders.
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