A Woman Unknown

by Frances Brody

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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I know I’m reading really slowly lately - this seemed to go on and on, but it looks as if it’s actually no longer than the first three books in the series. That sounds as if I didn’t like it, but I did, and I’m quite happy to spend more time with Kate Shackleton investigating in 1920s Yorkshire. There was plenty of plot to keep me going. One thing that annoyed me here, but also does in contemporary PI novels (VI Warshawski always seems to have the same failing) is how these characters keep going when no one seems to be going to pay them. It all works out in the end of course, and Kate is cleverly set up to be not-quite a lady of leisure so she can afford to stick her nose in wherever she likes. I thought a number of loose ends from the first few books were tied up nicely here and look forward to seeing what happens next.