Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
The Scottish Prisoner, by Diana Gabaldon
The Lord John Grey books tend to be shorter, funnier, and tighter than the Voyager books, and this one was all of those things. But I'm not sure it made as much sense. The plotting seemed to begin with an untenable premise (Why was it necessary or even sensible for Hal to force Jamie to accompany John on his trip to Ireland to apprehend Siverly?) and then get completely out of control. But Gabaldon is so good that you don't notice until after you finish.