Top positive review
Well Plotted, Well Written
Reviewed in the United States on September 8, 2020
A lonely cop with one best friend outside of cops. Then an unexpected romantic situation. And a cat. And over the series, Eve Dallas has grown into being loved, married and living in a mansion, solving difficult and fascinating cases, and developing a large extended family of strange and not-so-strange friends and loved ones. In the years of the series, a fascinating cast of secondary characters have developed who make all-too-infrequent appearances. I hate finishing a book since I know it will be a long wait until the next. And I'm always disappointed if Mavis hasn't appeared with quirky husband and hairdresser. She adds color and humor and a daughter who is a tiny riot. There ought to be more Mavis in every book for balance. Crime procedure is fascinating but surely Roarke and Eve have SOME social life. I'd like to see more "Eve and Roarke celebrate the engagement of Peabody and McNab with a backyard BBQ, or Peabody's parents show up and decide to teach a class in weaving and pottery at An Didean, or Morris meets a nurse who can really sing the blues." We know these people, and the regulars are missed when they don't show up. I wish Nora would write 3 Robb books a year. Frankly, they're family and I miss them when they're gone.