Updated: Sep 20, 2019
A strange fellow, I enjoy Dickens, Voltaire, Moliere, London, and Hesse but I think with all my reading I have become inured to the darkness in crime fiction, though I can still be surprised on occasion. This novel was well written and portrayed a darkness I have not seen before from Christopher Brookmyre. Perhaps his wife who collaborated in this novel dragged him down into the darkness. I cannot say, except to tell you this is a good read with well plotted characters, some revelations, as far as early medicine and anesthesia (all came as news to me) I can tell you however, that this book is well worth a read. I enjoyed it.
I recommend it.