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In yet another spinoff from the Sherlock Holmes classics, MJ Trow has taken the character, Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard, and fleshed him out as the main detective in this story. When I got this, I had not realized that it is a book well into a series, so I am not sure what the earlier ones are like, but I have found this one delightful.
In a complicated case, Lestrade, capably joined by Constables Bee, Queux and Adams, tackles murders that lead him to different locales and varying classes of suspects and victims, including the military and royalty. Here he is the star of the stories, though not forgetting his Conan Doyle origins by amusedly saying things like, "the game's afoot." The book is peppered with humor in characters, situations and allusions. I felt a bit uncomfortable in some spots where the author chooses to use what would be considered politically incorrect names for ethnic groups, but suppose it fits the historical time of the story.
This is very well read by the author, who undoubtedly knows best how the story and dialogue was intended to be spoken. Sadly, there were times, especially in the very beginning, where either the narration or audio quality was not as clear as I would have wished. This improves quickly into the book. Because I like to read series in order, I am sorry I didn't listen to the first one first, but if you want a light and amusing homage to Sherlock and the fun of having Lestrade come into his own, I recommend this book!
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more puzzling murders for lestrade to solve. a broken mirror is found on the murdered bodies and he has to figure out the connection between the victims and of course who murdered them and why.<br/>as with all the other books it is well written and performed by m.j.trow.
I enjoyed the story and the humour but felt would've been enhanced by professional narrator