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I'm so glad the writer reduced The ongoing dialogue having Dorothy mont on and on about claustrophobia arachnophobia her knees and always being hungry and needing to eat 4to 5 meals a day gaining weight trying to diet and then eating crumpets and crackers and any other thing that she could get in her mouth and detailing every single meal that she has. She really got into the facts and wove the story very well without all those distractions which I had to page through. I like this book much better than the last two she's back to her old style of the first several books which is great.
I am very, very fond of the Dorothy Martin series; she's living the life I wish I could have! Dorothy is an American living in England, a widow remarried to a retired Chief Constable. She's not a spring chicken any more, has knee replacements, appreciates a nap, and doesn't like dealing with roundabouts. And she's good at solving mysteries. In this book, she's investigating the death of an obnoxious artist in a university art college.
The Dorothy Martin books really are gentle mysteries. I found them first in my local library, and promptly went out and bought the whole series in hardback, because these are characters I really like, in a setting I really enjoy. I hope there are many, many more for Dorothy and her Alan.
This book is was a delight! I learned some fascinating things about different mediums of art, while thoroughly enjoying the cozy mystery that Alan and Dorothy solved. All the characters are so true to life, and the plots so well drawn, that I am pulled in from the beginning. I love, too, her final chapters where all the threads are resolved, and we get to see the happiness in the future. Off to read the next one in the series!