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Mini Reviews: A Necessary Evil and I Hear the Sirens in the Street

March 28, 2019

 

A NECESSARY EVIL BY ABIR MUKHERJEE

4****

This was my second book by Mukherjee and the second in this series, but I am already looking forward to reading the next one. I like Sam, the detective and the way the author describes the setting makes 1920s India feel like a character in itself. The story was engaging and I was guessing until the end. I also like the relationship between Sam and his sidekick, Banerjee and the way Sam's experiences in the First World War carry over into his "new" life in India. Recommended!

 

 

I HEAR THE SIRENS IN THE STREET BY ADRIAN MCKINTY

This series and especially its compelling protagonist are really beginning to grow on me. The stories are engaging, though not the real draw for me when reading these. No, the star of the show is the detective, Sean Duffy and the setting of the book, which McKinty illustrates so perfectly, it is almost like another character in itself. Looking forward to reading more in this series!

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