I started reading Campion books after exhausting the existing collection of the BBC Campion episodes. This was the first of the series that I read, and it was an adjustment. It's a bit strange not having Campion be the central character. But this detail did not detract of the book. I enjoyed the story and Campion's creative antics were, as usual, entertaining. I've been told that the following books are more from Campion's POV. I look forward to reading them.