Comments: 9
BrokenTune 5 years ago
It is a surprising book, isn't it?
Lillelara 5 years ago
It really is. The first couple of chapters I had to figure out what exactly was going on ;).
Tannat 5 years ago
I really want to read this one, but I want to read the previous books with this character first (even though I probably don't have to).
Lillelara 5 years ago
No, you donĀ“t necessarely have to. But it would have helped me to place Alan Grant somewhere in time. I took me some time to figure out that he might be lying in the hospital during the 1950s (the time the book has been written).
BrokenTune 5 years ago
Tannat, if you do feel the need to read the previous ones in the series before this one, you can skip The Franchise Affair (#3 in the series). It is part of the series, but Inspector Grant is hardly in it. I am looking to read books #1, #2, #4 and #6 at some point, too.
You can skip #1, The Man in the Queue, too - unless you like books with the frequent use of such period (1929) racist terms as "dago."
Tannat 5 years ago
Hmm...I will keep that in mind. I may start with #2 then.
I don't remember that level of racism being in A Shilling for Candles, which is #2.
Murder by Death 5 years ago
This one did my head in; I kept waiting for a crises or a climax to the plot and there isn't one. I enjoyed it - but I'd have enjoyed it more if I'd known enough about it to not expect the typical. It's definitely one I'll get more out of the next time I read it.