Sunday, March 16, 2008

Excellently plotted mystery

So I've heard that Kate Ross' Julian Kestrel mystery is excellent. Since my library had it, I started it. Cut to the Quick features Julian Kestrel, a Regency dandy who reluctantly becomes a sleuth after a dead woman is found in his bed.

After reading just the first two chapters, I knew it'd be a good read. It's a top-notch mystery, with numerous twists and excellent red herrings. I love Julian; he's reminiscent of a few of my favorite Georgette Heyer heroes.

The side characters--especially Hugo and Maud--were well-developed and offered a nice subplot.

If you're in the mood for a mystery, give this book a try.

Rating: 8/10

1 comment:

Jennie said...

I've heard that this book is excellent. I have it in my TBR (sigh, along with so many other good books). :D I'll bump it up on my list.