Dirty work ahead and the Parson and the Doctor team up to bring the evildoer to justice. It canters to a wholly predictable conclusion (Oh c'mon! who ..Show More »else could have done it?), with every clue solved and every loose end neatly ravelled. That said, it is beautifully read and very well written despite rather overdoing the early nineteenth century slang. Enjoyable, if slightly mindless, entertainment, ideal perhaps, for a long journey when you don't want to have to concentrate too hard.
Sin and the forgiveness of sins seems very much to the fore of this book. The level of poverty and suffering of the villagers contrasts with the extra..Show More »vagance of the rich; has so much changed in the intervening 200 years?
I am not sure how in this, the third in this series, I noticed the plosives of the narrator whose otherwise bright voice seems appropriate for our very Christian young parson and the host of other characters. It was an irritation that detracted from the telling of the tale.