A man is found murdered among the ruins of a medieval monastery. The weapon used is an ancient sword belonging to the nearby Hall. It is obvious that the culprit must be found among its inhabitants, domestics or guests.
This is a strange one,everything points to a country setting in the ,say thirties (gardeners,butler,youngster down from Eton…)but the inspector and his sidekick are using cell phones,e-mails, hi-tech DNA research. The thing is,it doesn’t enrich the story,it has no real added value.
And it just drags on an on(I can imagine the reader tapping her or his fingers on the table!)
And to top it off, the denouement leaves one with a whole list of questions…unanswered questions…