le 13 juin 2013
Read the trio of Romney and Marsh books and actually gave the first one, Rope Enough a good rating in the hope that it'd build up to more details into the characters and story besides just dead bodies violently scattered all over.
However, even in the last one, Joint Enterprise, he did not make them more interesting or get deeper into their personalities. So Romney is more grumpy and growly, his sidekicks have more repartée, but there was not enough meat on the bones to make any of them more attaching or interesting. I thought the writing too slick, loads of clichés. And no, I don't think minute details of piles or haemmoriods add in any way to the value of the plot.
I rushed through to finish these books, I got the feeling that the author was getting as fed-up as I of the characters, and just wished to finish them off for good. I'm a little disappointed, I was hoping perhaps for another Peter Robinson to come along, but that's probably over the top wishful thinking.
Will I buy Oliver Tidy's books again - really can't say for now.