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Reviewed in Australia on 24 April 2022
This is good detective story in a line stretching back to Dasheill Hammet. There are lots of twists and turns even if we suspect the ending it's entertaining getting to the final reveal in the court room. As with all of this genre the detective is the main suspect. We don't know what evidence he has because David keeps that secret.
Ten percent of the novel is taken up by smoking, more time than drinking and sex. There are plenty of anachronisms. I'm pretty sure sure they would not have said " I'm sorry for your loss". Lady love what's that all about. Apart from that it is a good read.