23 October 2014
An exciting mystery is in the style familiar from the 1930s novels of the mistresses of the genre - Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham and Dorothy Sayers. The period detail is absolutely convincing and very appealing. Indeed, one could describe it as stylised so beautifully is it done. The clothes, the cigarette smoking, the swimming from the hotel's beach and the evening dinners followed by dancing, all smack of that particular time - the 1930s. The enjoyment of British seaside hotels is interesting in our era where we take package holidays to exotic climes.
This is a satisfying read with an appealing heroine and I am pleased to see that other books in the series are being mentioned.
Reviewer: Jennifer S. Palmer
This is Ashley Weaver's first crime novel.