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A Mortal Curiosity by Ann Granger
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Jul 19, 2012

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bookshelves: mysteries

My initial reaction was to claim the writing in this work to be "plodding." Yet, I kept rushing to pick it back up. A love of historical research and detail comes across clearly. Although not all of it enhances the book, for someone like me who is particularly interested in history, the little tidbits of daily life were a fun addition without detracting or distracting from the narrative even when they weren't strictly necessary. A few of the characters were quite interesting, a few were a bit under-formed, but unfortunately, the two protagonists were just rather flat. Even so, the tone of the language is strong and contributes to the historical time period. The plot was not particularly original, but it was strong enough to hold my interest. It seemed to me to be the work of a fan who wanted to be a writer, and that's not really a bad thing.

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