I’ve been visiting the new bookstore in the neighborhood, called Heterotopia, which sells new and used books of all types. It’s a great place! And I seem to be revisiting mystery authors I devoured many, many years ago. What fun!
So I picked up a Patricia Moyes from 1989, featuring her sleuth team Henry Tibbett, Chief Superintendent of Scotland Yard, and his curious and resourceful wife, Emmy. This is a very good book, set in the British Virgin Islands, and full of contrasts and tangles. It also involves a fair bit of spying and counterspying, plus intriguing characters and a real feel for place.
Patricia Moyes kept the twists and turns going until the last 5 pages. I liked it – but I am finding, as I re-enter the mystery world, that I prefer a bit more winding down, explanations, understandings – and a few more pages, following the final wild scenes of the mystery itself.
This is as good as I remember her being way back in the day, and my comment is just a small quibble. A-1 overall.