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Ernest Basset Esq has commented on (1) product.

The Crowded Grave (Borzoi Books) by Martin Walker
The Crowded Grave (Borzoi Books)

Ernest Basset Esq, September 15, 2012

Don't read this book!

I am beyond sad to have to say that. I first encountered Walker's work by chance while on a vacation and have greatly enjoyed his subsequent books. This one has the usual mystery based upon French history, the love of the foods of St Denis, and a cast of intriguing characters and relationships.

That said, the story, any past enjoyment of his work, and any desire I have to read his work again, is destroyed by the totally unnecessary death of a central character at the end of the book. The ending in no way contributes to the story, and simply feels like a manipulation of the reader's feelings for no decent reason.
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