Sometimes I experience book doldrums and I search for books that are narrated by one of my favorites. I'm a Davina Porter fan, so I searched on her n..Show More »ame and came up with this series. I don't think I've read any bad books that she has narrated. This one was fun and a good mystery. It held my attention, so I would recommend it if you like historical novel types. I'm looking forward to the other two books in the Death series.
It occurred to me that these books are re-do's of Lord Peter Wimsey books, at least in terms ..Show More »of overall theme. I was left with the VERY strong impression that some kind of computer program either wrote this book or aided in the writing. It's okay. I love Davina Porter and will listen to her narrate just about anything. Without her, this is not worth the credit. If you love her, it is.
This was an okay listen. It's well narrated, and the characters are fun, like Malliet's other St. Just novels. However - this one really left me feeli..Show More »ng flat. It seems to get tied up too quickly, without really having left proper clues. It's as though the author got tired of writing and said, "well, I'll just make this character be the culprit". The characters also were not as well developed as in some other books by this author.
Like I said, it was ok, but if you haven't read G.M. Malliet before, I'd suggest Death of a Cozy Writer (St. Just) or Wicked Autumn (a Max Tudor mystery).