Plague Land

Plague Land

Book - 2014
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Publisher: New York :, Pegasus Crime,, [2014]
Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781444785777
Branch Call Number: FIC SYK
Characteristics: 336 pages : illustration ; 24 cm

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finn75
Oct 04, 2015

Not a bad read but didn't have the medieval authenticity that I was hoping for.

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titchieboyt
Aug 08, 2015

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!

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gendeg
May 27, 2015

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.

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