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A fine detective romp, set in the late 1660's. Some nice twists and turns and red herrings, and a very pleasant, easy listen.
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I apologise for the title but what can one say when it's the perfect word for a reading experience.
The characters are rather two dimensional - I never really felt a meaningful connection with any of them. The main protagonist, Christopher Redmayne is not only an implausible detective, he is implausible romantic hero. He is bland, his lady-love is dull and even the villains are unthreatening and less than interesting. Having said that, the plot was entertaining enough, in a light way and was the reason why I kept going to the end. I should also give credit to the narrator here, too, whose skill probably made the plot and dialogue more interesting.
As an historical novel it’s not instructive. I doubt much research was needed to make this novel sound plausible - you could possibly cut and past most of the description of clothing and put this in any era.
If you want an unchallenging read that might be an antidote to a stressful day then this is the perfect choice.