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Fast moving outrageous iconoclastic detective spoof, generally entertaining. Trow never feels he can't speak ill of the dead (many characters and situations did exist, but "it ain't necessarily so" as Trow tells it.)
He does use words many of us find offensive and had hoped never to hear again!
Some allusions to 20th C culture are already dated.
Misquoting Donne's most famous poem seems rather sloppy, from an author who has been a teacher and constantly mocks the lack of erudition of his characters!
This was very well read by the author. Led trade is sixty and engaged to be married. A series of events from his past turn out to be linked to the present. Means you can easily take each chapter as its own story while the solution to the overarching mystery remains unclear until the end. I am a big fan of this series.