I have listened to almost all of the Mary and Sherlock's adventures and enjoyed them. However, this book was more of a history/travelogue than mystery. It is very long and here is no action at all for at least the first half of the book and even when things began to happen, it was so overwoven with historical information that it was not exciting. I hope the next one is better.
The ending was awful: no explanation of how or why this was done. It was as if the author just ran out of interest. It was over the top and each murder became more impossible and implausible. I was irritated at the book halfway in but hung in hoping that the end would explain all. What a disappointment.
This delightful book slowly and carefully brings one into England during the beginning of World War II with interesting characters: The world before women were accepted into the upper echelons of politics; the world of Winston Churchill's office. And suddenly, it becomes a mystery to unwind and evolves into a full-fledged spy novel with just a touch of romance. This was most enjoyable and I will make it a point to follow this series.
Can't give that away. It is, after all, a spy novel.
This was new to me.
What can you expect when a mousey,frightened and inexperienced middle aged woman gets thrown into the middle of a torrid lovelife of a lounge singer? Laugh out loud fun is the result. I haven't been rooting for a character this much in a long time.
I do so love this series. The reader brings the listener into the time and style of period with a beautiful voice and just so perfect diction. The story line offers an interesting glimpse of British life in the 1930's while still being fun and interesting. Murder mysteries, above all, must be interesting. I can't wait to get to the rest of the series.
I am a great fan of this series and this book does not disappoint. The characters are still fascinating and the story is fresh, but I did guess the murderer before Macbeth did!
Sue Grafton never fails to catch my attention and my ear in this wonderful and consistent series. The reader is right on tone,
Brandman did an outstanding job of catching the original Jessie Stone story and feeling. It was a fun listen and a very satisfying end.
The humor of the poor translator trying to keep up with the story is good for the first hour. The humor (?) in the distant family history relies too much on scatalogical and sexual humor, which wears thin almost immediately. The book doesn't get better as you go. I stopped after 2 hours.
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