Aco Naut Naut de Sosnivka, Kyivs'ka oblast, Ukraine
Sadly, I lost my copy of this book when I was twenty pages from the end, so I am no longer currently reading it. It was really good, and I plan on finishing it someday.
Enjoy her regency novels and can look past the dated-ness and figured the anit-semitism and occasional racist comments were the way they were in the 1700's. And I'm sure England was pretty homogenous in the early 60's - but I was still annoyed by the contant Pole-bashing by all the characters and the insistance on demonizing foreigners (even if she was trying to make a point about it). But the final straw is after meandering about with all the suspects and all their theories, there is NO resolution. I still wasn't sure why the murderer did it. There's no scene of the murderer being arrested. The final scene is just the detective figuring it out. Other minor subplots are all dropped. Very disappointing, not sure I'll read another of her mysteries.
I enjoyed it, and I hardly write fiction at all. But her prose is pleasant to saunter through, she's got some good stories in there, and she makes the connection. I read most of it standing next to the bookshelf.
I love Elmore Leonard books and I DID NOT love this book. Some parts were ok but mainly it just didn't make any sense and I wish I had read a different book.