September has been a slow month for me – starting a new job will have that effect. Only eight books, I’m afraid, so which is going to be the best of the month?
In order the books were:
- The Tiger’s Head by Paul Halter
- Murder On Cue by Jane Dentinger
- The Darkening Glass by Paul Doherty
- Mr Bazalgette’s Agent by Leonard Merrick
- Crimson Rose by M J Trow
- Fair and Tender Ladies by Chris Nickson
- The Prince Lost To Time by Paul Doherty
- Fatality In Fleet Street by Christopher St John Sprigg
Which was the best? Not an easy one, as none of them really shone out. Fair and Tender Ladies was a cracking read, but I wasn’t a massive fan of the method of hiding the murderer. Ditto The Tiger’s Head, where there were some very artificial alibis knocking around. It probably comes down to two books… Murder On Cue was a good, clever mystery, but it’s going to have to go to that man again, simply because I’m more interested in medieval England than Broadway. The Darkening Glass is a rich tale of a historical event – which I’m not going to spoil – and with a clever involved mystery. One of the best of his non-major series novels.
So, hopefully a busier month next month. I’ve a stack of requested reviews lined up but apologies if any take longer to appear than you might hope. Fingers crossed.