Top positive review
Reviewed in the United States on February 26, 2020
This is, as all the Genevieve Lenard books, a compelling criminal mystery. The characters make for an enjoyable motley crew, and it's good to see continued character development. I do agree -- in part -- with another reviewer that the last few books have seemed a little "less" than the earlier books in the series, but I don't think they're remotely junk.
This particular story, however, had a pervasive continuity problem. A persistent thread throughout this book was the focus on Caelan's white foods. But Caelan (who we were introduced to in the Courbet connection, I think) doesn't eat white food; he eats green food. This is a pretty significant oversight. If it had just been dropped into the story once, it would be no big deal (like the confusing line about a non-verbal young man being fluent in seven languages, which seems to at least demand some explanation), but it's a recurrent theme, which makes it pretty jarring.