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Complex, thoughtful, sophisticated
on December 24, 2015
I am surprised by all the negative reviews of this book. I've read all the Nic Costa books that came before it in the series, and I think this is the best one. This series, and this book in particular, are much more than just murder mysteries. There is a lot of discussion of art -- Caravaggio is almost a character in this book himself -- and most of the books incorporate significant Roman architectural sites. In addition, this book focuses on the conflict in each of us between good and evil, and between the carnal and the spiritual. It's a rich, complex story. And, over the course of the series, I think the author has improved his pacing. If what you're looking for is a page-turning whodunnit, this may not be the best choice -- we know who did it fairly early on. (And, yes, there might be a few imperfect elements in the plot.) But if you want to read a mystery that is also thought-provoking and that you will remember for a long time, this is an excellent choice.