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The Deadly Mystery of the Missing Diamonds: 1 Paperback – 1 March 2021
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T E Kinsey grew up in London and read history at Bristol University. He worked for a number of years as a magazine features writer before falling into the glamorous world of the Internet, where he edited content for a very famous entertainment website for quite a few years more. After helping to raise three children, learning to scuba dive, and to play the drums and the mandolin (though never, disappointingly, all at the same time), he decided the time was right to get back to writing. The Deadly Mystery of the Missing Diamonds is the first novel in the Dizzy Heights series, which follows on from his Lady Hardcastle Mystery series. His website is at tekinsey.uk and you can follow him on Twitter―@tekinsey―as well as on Facebook: www.facebook.com/tekinsey.
- Publisher : Thomas & Mercer (1 March 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 336 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1542020786
- ISBN-13 : 978-1542020787
- Dimensions : 12.9 x 2.54 x 19.81 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 436,832 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I thought the story was quite laboured and failed to flow. Having said that I will still buy the next book as dome parts of this books plot were good and perhaps the characters will become familiar and enjoyable.
Loved this just as much as those books and can't wait for the next one.
If you like mysteries set in the 1920s, with humour and great characters, you'll love this.
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The description of the Club, and other places, rings true. The book intrigued me enough to read others by the same author.
I so loved this book. I thoroughly enjoy T E Kinsey 's Lady Hardcastle novels and this one is every bit as good. Full of familiar faces this book is a dream.
The story is really good and there are plenty of twists and turns as Skins, Barty, Ellie and the rest of the Dizzy Heights try to sort out the truth.
If you have never read any of the Lady Hardcastle it really doesn't matter. This is a book to sit down with and enjoy.
So far the story seems a bit all over the place... But it has potential. At this point there seem to be a great deal of unnecessary details and background, instead of just jumping into the action, but with a mystery all that could actually end up being important. There is a lot of dialogue, which I generally like but I kind of feel the author is trying a little too hard to mimic Roaring Twenties British slang and it doesn't always flow as well or naturally as novels actually written during that time.
However if the other choices don't seem your cup of tea, this is a fun, light choice. It may not be the caliber of Agatha Christie or Dorothy Sayers but it's a noble attempt at a story set in 1920's England. I will update once I've finished the book.
2/3/2021 Update: This is a light, entertaining story, but not much of a mystery. It's heavy on snappy dialogue, very sparse on clues, detecting or investigating. If you go into the book looking for a light escape it's enjoyable enough but true mystery fans will be disappointed. It's more a story of a group of musical friends in the 1920s who stumble into a diamond theft and consequently, a murder, but very little of the story actually has to do with these events. I also feel the random letters scattered throughout were unnecessary and added nothing to the advancement of plot.
That all being said, there are some fun moments, the 1920s London setting works well, and if you don't have high expectations for the mystery aspect, it's not a bad book. The author knows how to tell a decent story, just not how to write a good mystery. I looked back over the choices for this month and, even if this book doesn't stand out, I don't regret my choice or feel any of the others would have been better. 3.5 stars rounded up to 4.
There is always an element of humour in his books and happily no smut, or unnecessary descriptions of gore , as they dont need it. Main characters have lost none of their personality, that I came to love from previously mentioned series. I'm eagerly looking forward to the next book.
The murder is a bit of a damp squib, as there doesn't seem to be much in the way of grief or raging at the loss of a dear friend. The method is clever, the setting is good but it's just not cohesive enough this time around - I felt as if I was reading a jolly jape rather than a thrilling mystery.
As ever though, the dialogue is sparkling and funny, although there is an awful lot of it. I wanted a bit more about the peripheral characters, and that was lost really. Even good old Inspector Sutherland was an also ran, and don't get me started on how his intervening years were written off in a single sentence.
Mr Kinsey, you're a brilliant writer with an eye for the foolish, the farcical and the absurd combined with the style to get that across to your dear readers. But this needs a bit more work, a bit more polish and a bit more depth. In my very humble opinion.