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Summary

This time murder has hit close to home....

1674, Leiden, the Netherlands

After successfully solving the case of the missing girls in Delft, Master Mercurius has made a name for himself as a private investigator. With unrest occurring both nationally and internationally, William of Orange is obsessed by plots against his leadership. He calls on Mercurius to help to spy on state officials. But before Mercurius has a chance to investigate, his colleague at the University of Leiden is killed. And when one of William's men is also murdered, Mercurius suspects there could be a serial killer on the loose....

Are the two deaths connected? Is there a plot against the Dutch ruler? And can Mercurius successfully solve another murder case?

©2020 Graham Brack (P)2021 Tantor

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Not as good as its predecessor

I enjoyed Mercurius's first outing but found this slow in parts. The rather mannered reading doesn't help.

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Entertaining historical sleuthing

Alex Wyndham is a very entertaining narrator and his style of delivery is well matched to the Master Mercurius novels. Aside from his performance I didn't enjoy this book as much as the first in the series, Murder In Delft, but it was still decent enough. There was a lot less atmosphere to the writing.

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Pure Pleasure!

My second meeting with this lead character and I loved getting to know him better. Love the humour, the language and the sense of time and place. Will definitely be getting the third book.

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One of the best recent characters

Mercurius is up there among my favourite characters and we are two books in. The writing is witty without labouring the comedy or taking away from the plot and the narration excellent.

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Historical intrigue and humour

This fast moving plot allows just enough time for adequate character development as Mercurius romps through 17th century Netherlands as a reluctant detective
Graham Brack's sense of humour flourishes with witty asides as this sequel builds on the solid foundations of Death in Delft.
Alex Wyndham also delivers a fine audio performance
I finished this audiobook in less than a day (it is not a long audiobook)
I eagerly await the next installment

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  • 18-05-21

Better than the first

I really enjoyed the first book of the series, but this one was even better. Character development was great. Never a dull moment. Intelligently written and great narrator performance. I highly recommend it.