I was surprised to discover this book is the third in the series and I 'somehow' missed number two last year. It wasn’t at all obvious so it doesn't matter if you're playing catch-up because Parsons does a good job of succinctly sharing any necessary backstory.
We get to know DC Max Wolfe and his daughter Scout (and dog Stan) quite well in their first outing, The Murder Bag. Max features strongly again of course, but we don't see much of Scout - which saddened me a little because I think Parsons writes her innocent yet shrewd personality well.
As per the blurb, this book is very much about the fine line between between justice and vengeance; between right and wrong.
Again Max consults with his colleague at the Crime Museum and there's a strong reliance on history and hidden messages and motivations in an attempt to get ahead of the club's next outing.
I look forward to more in this series.
Read the full review on my blog: http://www.debbish.com/books-literature/the-hanging-club-by-tony-parsons/
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