- Mass Market Paperback
- Publisher: Minotaur Books (2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0312977107
- ISBN-13: 978-0312977108
- Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 10.8 x 2 cm
- Shipping Weight: 100 g
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #975,722 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Author Caroline Graham is one of the best living practitioners of detective fiction. Her books have literary merit, the characters are as well rounded as is feasible in a whodunit game, and the denouements are neither too melodramatic nor too predictable. I can always read to the end with comfort, well able to remember and distinguish all the characters. There is a particularly venomous character here, Terry Jackson, who is hard to forget. Then there is the always sharply presented depiction of the Barnaby household, to which a son-in-law has by now been added.
Caroline Graham's Midsomer Murder novels appear every two or three years. This one dates from 1999 and is one of the best.