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Rex, the dog, is the best character
Reviewed in the United States on July 18, 2020
This book starts off nicely with retired British police officer, and his "assistant" dog, Rex at the pork pie lesson. A thumb is found in one pie (happens right off the bat so no spoiler here). Seemed like a promising mystery. Except the author made Albert Smith, the main character, a dullard, and the promise disappeared. I kept reading it through about 2/3rds because I laughed at Rex's antics. But the mystery turned silly, the minor characters were not developed, and the whole story fell flat. I skimmed through the last third. Too lightweight, and, as an older person, I found Albert an insult to my age group. Not recommended.