Odd Man Out

by Andrew Taylor

Tuesday, October 3, 2006

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The last in the William Dougal series; these eight books were written between 1982 and 1993 so I doubt there’ll be any more of them. I had a hell of a time finding this one; second hand copies are selling for huge quantities of cash. Eventually I found my local library system had a very well thumbed copy lurking in an obscure branch.

The series goes out on a high note anyway; Dougal’s definitely got more criminally minded over the years and I really liked the plot twists in this story. Even on the eight book the author can make me think I know what a certain character is doing when I realy ought to have learnt by now that nothing is what it seems.

I’m glad to see there’s a new Lydmouth novel out soon.