So over winter break I wanted to take a break from reading fantasy, and so read a mystery that my dad had lying around the house. This little experiment reminded me why I don’t particularly like mysteries…. They just aren’t my thing :-). It also labeled itself a medieval noir, what is that anyway?
Title: Veil of Lies
Author: Jeri Westerson
- Interesting main character
- Not purely a linear plot, had some nice twists, as I think mysteries are supposed to have
- I think it was fairly historically accurate, though I’m not a history person
- As far as I can tell, there were about three different bad guy groups, a bit confusing there…
- I’m not sure what the female character thought she was doing, but she annoyed me….
- I think there were parts that were not very historically accurate…
- The writing was rather meh
- I was not convinced through reading this book that I should read more mysteries
Summary: If you like mysteries, you’ll probably like it better than I did. My dad checked out the next couple in the series from the library, so they couldn’t have been too horrible. If you are a history buff, be warned that you might end up cringing (though again I have no idea for sure). It was a fairly easy and quick read, so always good for airports or car trips!
I imagine that “medieval noir” refers to books such as “The Name of the Rose”.
Unfortunately that doesn’t actually help me that much *dies* I’m such a bad nerd sometimes…
I wasn’t saying that I had actually read it… Seen the movie, though.
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