Not a bad read but didn't have the medieval authenticity that I was hoping for.
I started reading this (and it was easy to read - very readable I thought) but then as I was getting into it I kept thinking of the Hugh Grant character as the protagonist, because he was always trying to be funny!
Anyway, it was then I started to become bored, because this was not for real - that Lords of the manor surely did not act like this in them days. The language is modern-day setting, so I stopped reading this two-thirds through and jumped to the end of it, because I knew who did the murders anyway - and I was right!
A Raymond Chandler type mystery set in plague-ravaged Europe? Sounded promising but it was ultimately riddled with formulaic writing and bad noir tropes. The writing came off as disjointed and out of its intended place/time. I like my historical fiction to feel grounded in the era it's set in. This one felt way too modern to my ears, a novel playing dress-up. The protagonist seemed almost 20th century in manners and perspective. I admit I gave up on it half way through. Perhaps it improves, but I just couldn't immerse myself in its world.
There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.
There are no summaries for this title yet.
There are no notices for this title yet.
There are no quotes for this title yet.