I loved the first Aaronovitch. It was funny and clever, and I usually don't like supernatural stuff. In this book the author introduces an arch villain that will certainly be the focus of following books. Not for me - that ruins it.
A well developed story where nothing turns out as you expect it to. Baldacci keeps the suspense going right to the end.
Do you know that game about who you would most like to have dinner with? Well, Phrynnie Fisher is definitely on my list. Clever, witty and urbane, her avant garde outlook is a refreshing as it is progressive. Not only that but Greenwood makes her seems fabulously sexy!
I've read several Flavia de Luce novels, but I think they work better as audio. This one was grand fun with a very surprising ending or, perhaps I should say endings. Bradley does a fine job of capturing the very precious Flavia, and several times I laughed out loud.
This is definitely a Spenser story. It's all there: the fight against evil, the artless philosophizing about life, and, of course, working mostly pro bono. My only complaint is that i don't think Atkins quite got Hawk right; he just seemed more talkative than usual. Nonetheless, I'm delighted that Spenser has not passed along with Parker.
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