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Murder by Death

I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

The Rook (Book 1 of the Checquy Files)

The Rook  - Daniel O'Malley

Ok, I did as Darth Pendant suggested; I read the book then I watched the trailer for the new Starz series.  She's right - the trailer makes absolutely no sense.  Or, at least, based on what I saw in the trailer, has very little to do with the book itself. 

 

I also agree with DP that the book was good overall, but omg, the rambling backstory.  I swapped back and forth between the printed book and the audio, checked out from the library, and the audio made the rambling backstory feel, at times, interminable.  The narrator was good though.

 

Overall, I enjoyed it enough* that I immediately checked out the follow up, Stiletto.

 

*Imagine my surprise when I discovered Daniel O'Malley is an Australian author.