The Mathematical Bridge by Jim Kelly

Cover of The Mathematical Bridge

I really enjoyed this, it turned out much better than I’d have expected for a book found on the 2 for £5 display at the garden centre to be! It was well written, slow moving and atmospheric, I see other people saying it was repetitive but I didn’t find that, I found it a slow uncovering of information, the pieces of the puzzle gradually revealing their colours. It is set in Second World War Cambridge, It’s an icy frozen winter and a young evacuee from a London Irish family has been dropped into the river. The detective ticks more than a few boxes on the troubled detective cheat sheet but I liked that he didn’t tick them all – his wife was a strong caring presence for instance. I’d like to read more, I hadn’t realised this was the second in the series but I think I’ll probably search out the next one rather than going back for now.

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Read on November 22, 2021

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