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Death Round the Corner by John Creasey
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Aug 03, 12

bookshelves: mystery
Read from July 31 to August 01, 2012 — I own a copy, read count: 1

Average plot, new character didn't grab me.

The early books in the Department Z series each have a different chief agent, usually due to the marriage of the previous one. (Gordon Craigie, chief of Department Z in British Intelligence will not employ married men.) I found it disconcerting that the new character Tony Beresford, the chief active agent of Department Z had not been mentioned in Book 3 of the series and was not introduced with any explanation about why. In contrast, the chief agent in Book 3 was described as having just returned from a mission in Paris (which would explain why he wasn't in Book 2).

While the tone of all the books in the series is dated, this one aggravated me more than most. An American character is given an accent written to sound like (I assume) Chicago gangsters, which I found difficult to read. That also cut into my enjoyment of the book.

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