>> Thursday, March 29, 2007
I’ve seen several recommendations lately for John Lescroart’s books. I’ve never read anything by him, so I decided to start with this early one.
Take a small town in France during World War 1, add a few spies and a few non-spy type villagers, toss in a dead spy and mix in the suspicion that one of these guys is the son of Sherlock Holmes (presuming, of course that Holmes was based on a real person). This little book is interesting reading and keeps you guessing about a lot of things in addition to the basic murder mystery which is at the core.
This wasn’t a great first novel, but it was interesting enough to make me want to read more of Lescroart’s books.