Thursday, 25 December 2008

Review – Paul Doherty – “Murder’s Immortal Mask”

Publ: 2008 Headline
Pensby Library
ISBN: 978 0 7553 3842 9
Genre: Historical fiction
Pages: 308p
Found by Serendipity
Rating: ***** *

What led you to pick up this book?
It was on the new books shelf at Pensby Library

Describe the plot without giving anything away.
In 314 AD, Helena, mother of the Emperor Constantine, turns to her most trusted agent, Claudia, to find out who killed Attius Enobarbus, henchman of the former Emperor Maxentius. Attius was killed in a room with a door locked from the inside and the plot is further complicated by a search for the grave of Peter and the serail killings of a large number of prostitutes. In the fifth book of the series, 4th Century Rome comes to life in the hands of Paul Doherty.

What did you like most about the book?
Easy reading and a good mystery plot.

Was there anything you didn't like about the book?
The occasional typo (or as the girls in the typing pool used to call them – checking errors) was annoying.

Thoughts on the book jacket / cover.
Average. I do wish blurb writers would read the book! Attius is described on the blurb as henchman top the former Emperor Constantine!

Would I recommend it?
Yes, to those who like an easy to read historical mystery.

PAUL DOHERTY see The Templar

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