Top critical review
Not as good as the other two
on January 7, 2013
In general this book is a fun reading.
But differently from 'Death at Buckingham Palace' and "Death at Sandringham House', there is a good number of pages in the middle where it becomes very boring. Jane Bee, the heroine, starts to behave extremely stupidly, and the empathy with her goes down the drain. Furthermore, the story starts going round and round.
Luckily, later on better plotting and rhythm come back, and the book recovers.
'Death at Buckingham Palace', the best of the three in my opinion, has 273 pages. 'Death at Sandringham House' has 370. And this one has 383 - I think it could easily have 70 pages less.
I too would like to see a fourth book in the series, but hopefully with more attentive editing. Every writer can profit from the suggestions of a good editor.
On a different note, I was appalled at the bad quality of the binding. With just one read, some pages have started to become loose, and the back cover started to tear from the spine.