Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Strange Images of Death, by Barbara Cleverly
I like the Joe Sandilands mysteries, particularly for the strong sense of time and place she evokes. This time it is Provence in 1926. A summer artist colony run takes over an ancient chateau, and soon murder is afoot. Dorcas and her father Orlando reprise their roles from The Bee's Kiss. The period between the wars was a remarkable time for art, the new media like photography being explored and the lost arts like fresco painting being reborn.