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Roy writes well to intertwine old beliefs, modern warfare, and medieval religious conflict. Arnold is sent to watch a bridge being replaced, becomes involved in an archaeological dig and a string of murders. Jane involves him into research on her new book and DCI Culpeper in the police investigation.
There is a viking style beserker on the loose and there is pairing up but not for Arnold and Jane. If only Jane were an old stone. The ending builds to high drama but leaves you guessing.
The Arnold Langdon mysteries are slightly different from the author’s other series and provide an interesting and different background to the norm.
The background in the books is always well researched an the historical detail spot on. I can give no better recommendation for these books than by saying I am always a little sad when I have come to the end of a book and I realise the story is over and I am not going to get any further insight into the relationships between the series main characters.
In this particular book I had identified the murderer well before the end, but there was still a twist that I had not identified.
Arnold is seconded to an archeological dig by his boss. He finds himself embroiled in murders again, but this isn't an ordinary murder,. I liked the folklore concerning the Vikings and their customs, which were relevant to the case. There were well developed characters who added an air of mystery and suspense. A good read.
Another great story featuring Arnold Landon and the way his knowledge gets him involved in crimes of murder. A very well written and crafted story and one in which he ended up in a very dangerous situation. Looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
A beach somewhere in Africa. A betrayal. Many years later, someone is killing and mutilating people across the continent. What have the Vikings got to do with it? Tense mystery - solved by the police, with Arnold in the thick of it. Very enjoyable.
The usual red-herrings and twist in the tail for the man always finding himself in the wrong place whilst persuing his love of old buildings. Read the full series of well written books in order to follow the regular characters.
I'm not really a fan of Arnold Landon as I go d him quite wet. However, he improved slightly in this novel and because he played a slightly less central role, he didn't detract from the pleasure of reading it.