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5.0 out of 5 stars A Minuscule 5, Caroline, June 15, 2007
This review is from: Caroline Minuscule (William Dougal Mysteries) (Paperback)
This was Taylor's 1st mystery novel, and it's quite novel. The 1st part of the book involves the uncovering of a mystery based upon a medieval script called Caroline Minuscule (named for the Carolingians of France). The 2nd part involves a thriller over who will survive the uncovering/unraveling--and keep the loot. There is significant character development in some of the players & some humor too (esp. with one supporting character). The ending is unusual & somewhat surprising, but hinted at. I did figure out one of the main mysteries during the book. Some are, however, just revelations--not susceptible to reader analysis. It's a terrific 1st book, and I believe it won a mystery writers award of some kind. Some of his later books are also set in Rosington, but are not IMHO as good as this one: the Roth Trilogy (The Last Four Things, The Judgment of Strangers, & The Office of the Dead). However, his fantastic An Unpardonable Crime: A Novel is even better IMHO than this one. Note: I read the out-of-print hardback.
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