Extremely well written with a very good plot and believable personal interactions. Hillary is given a cold case where a well liked interior designer is stabbed at midnight at a fancy dress. As the detectives work out there is too much possible information but none of it gives any real clues.
Instinctively the costumes must play a part in concealing the murderer but how. The key comes during an interview but it is not until later that Hillary grasps its significance but that is after she finds a real clue and remembers it as a reinforcement of the how and why. So is is a mystery worthy of a good read.
Meanwhile we have two newcomers who are trying out policing. The woman who has the smarts but maybe not the stamina and the rich man who had an agenda which will form the plot of a guidebook. Hillary seems to be about to be unlucky in love once more but you'll have to read the book to see where that ends up.
This is my first book in this series so I have missed a lot of Hillary Green and her adventures but will now start to work my way through from the beginning.
I enjoy each of the Faith Martin/Hillary Greene books more than the previous. Hillary's strength and compassion, her humour, her detective skills & her awareness of the natural world around her make each of the books a joy. I enjoyed the challenges faced by bringing in new trainees, the relationship between the two retirees, &, of course, seeing Hillary open herself increasingly to her relationship with Stephen Crayle. I never seem to figure out the killer before she does & this one proved even more challenging than previously. I thoroughly enjoy discovering the details surrounding the cases with Hillary and her team. I felt a true empathy for so many of the characters in this story, not least of all, poor Felix, but also the killer. Highly recommended.
Faith is so easy to read. She makes her characters come to life and you champion for them because of it. Hillary is brilliant again... of course... This time faith has woven in two new subplots ... she is wily like a fix ... it is not just the excellent murder plots but also the other hooks that keep you reading. So... here we go ... next book is already downloaded and ready to Go!
I have long been a fan of Faith Martin and her character Hillary Greene. Although I was aware that one of Faith Martin older books had been rehashed to be called Murder At Midnight I had read A Narrow Victory quite a while ago and had forgotten most of the story, it was still very good. Why do this to your followers, it doesn't make sense to me.
I have read all the series that are currently available on ebook. The characters are believable, the twists are often unexpected and I usually don't know "who done it" until the author wants me to. I recommend this series to all those who enjoy crime fiction that is not too dark or graphic.
Just like all the other Faith Martin books, had trouble putting it down. Certainly did not see the ending the way it ended. The suspense and wanting to find out whom actually murdered him was intense and I would recommend this book to any one whom is interested in Crime, thrillers and suspense books