I liked the main character, the Scottish detective. Very likable and believable character. Does not have the flaws of most fictional detectives, he is not going through mental health issues or addiction issues, and he is not arrogant nor all knowing. You feel like he is someone you might meet on the street, if your street happens to be in Scottland.Didn't like the occasionall drifting of the story away from the main mystery to tangential domestic dialogues between the detective and members of his household. I guess the author thought it added to the realism of the character, I felt it just detracted from the main story.
Yes, it is a good mystery, not a great mystery, but a good mystery and a relaxing read. Like having a mellow, not a strong, cup of coffee.
Never listened to his others. He was great in this one.
Give this one a try. You will definitely enjoy it, if you like a good mystery. But I warn you, it is not a great mystery. It is a police procedural set in 1870s Scottland. Not a Sherlock Holmes type tale. Going to try another one, because I like the main character so much. More like a light book for a day at the beach, not one you are going to stay up late at night reading because you can't wait to find out who is the murderer.
I wanted to enjoy this book so badly, I listen to the entire book, hoping it would get better. It was awful. It dragged on and on and on. The solution was ridiculous. You knew the murderer from the start. Save your money.
If you enjoy PD James' mysteries , you will love Anne Cleeves' mysteries. A great police procedural with wonderful character development and a totally satisfying mystery conclusion.
This is a fantastic series, Enjoy!
For this who enjoy a character intense mystery, this is for you. 90% of the book is about who the characters are, what they think, how they feel.
The mystery, the murder of a ten age girl, is really a back drop to the extensive character development. Yet, the mystery is very well done. I just wish the balance between character development and the murder had been ore even.
It is clear the author has done his homework and written an unbiased explanation of one of the more controversial battles in American history. He explains who the key players were, what they did, and why they did it. He gives all sides of the story, in plain everyday language. You walk away with a complete knowledge of a complex historical event. Extremely well done.
I have enjoyed many other mysteries by this author, but this book was very disappointing. Basically 90% of the book is the main character moaning about his life, getting high on cocaine, and getting drunk. I feel as if I was robbed.
If you are interested in the 100 years war and enjoy historical fiction, then this is the book for you! Don't think twice, buy it and step back into history!
This is another fantastic addition to the very best historical fiction series you will ever have the pleasure to enjoy.
Another fantastic addition to this wonderful series! If you love historical action series, this is the series for you!
Yes, the book has the right balance of detail to dialogue to make it a truly enjoyable listening experience.
Not quite on the edge of my seat, but definitely interested and wanting to hear more.
The different tone of voices he chose for the different characters was dead on.
The monk Michael, he seemed the most real.
Just the right amount of detail. Enough so you walk away with a thorough knowledge of what happened, when it happened, and why it happened.
Non fiction, so no characters, just real historical figures.
The sound of his voice just matches the material.
Yes, I couldn't put it down.
A great book for anyone interested in the history of Britrun from the time the Romans left to the time directly after the Norman conquest.
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