Another solid and well crafted mystery from the interesting Raichev. From what I can tell, he is a Bulgarian national, who wrote a university dissertation on the classic English Crime Novel, and moved to London in 1989. For some reason, this back story appeals to me immensely- I imagine someone living behind the Iron Curtain reading the golden age classics and the country houses and butlers and real-estate porn of the great Christies and Teys and longing to disolve into that world...
This was a tightly plotted investigation into the death of a French singer in the Piaf mode, and was thoroughly enjoyable.
This is a log of what books I've been reading and movies I've been watching. Comments are welcome!
One explanation seems necessary - the phrase "Life-Changing Fiction" is not in any way an endorsement of those books- in fact, I think those books are Awful, and want that to be clear. "Life-Changing Fiction", as a phrase, has been trademarked, absurdly, by the "Christian fiction" writer Karen Kingsbury, and that is Just Not Right. Aside from being ridiculous, it just sheds light on the hypocrisy of the writer. What would Jesus copyright?