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Murder Mystery Review: Murder in All Honour by Anne Cleeland

Murder in All Honour by Anne Cleeland (New Scotland Yard/ Doyle and Acton #5)


Synopsis from Goodreads
Things are a bit grim at Scotland Yard, this Christmas. On the heels of a nasty corruption scandal, the CID must now contend with a killer who is murdering pregnant women, so as to steal their babies. Chief Inspector Acton doesn't want Doyle anywhere near this case, of course, but she can't shake the feeling that there is more to his concern than his usual over-protectiveness—and more to this case than the usual psycho-killer.

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 This particular Doyle and Acton's instalment didn't grab me straight away, and it took me a while to get through the first 30% of the book.

And yet, I persevered. Once things started moving, this unique pairing sucked me right in.

Acton is edgy and secretive as usual, keeping things away from Doyle, despite her talent to always find out what he has been up to. There are a few investigations going on, and while Doyle's intuition tells her they are interconnected, for a while she can't find the link.

There are plenty of sweet tidbits like Christmas decorations or Savoie's little boy, but it's all interspersed with the middle of the conversation insights into investigations followed by feverish phone calls to confirm the theory. I love that. I love that Doyle's brain never stops, that she accepts her dark and sometimes sinister husband as he is and works with him or around his nature.

"You are amazing," he tells her when she uncovers another one of his intricate webs. And she is. Doyle is a touch Fey, so she knows when people lie to her and when something isn't right, she also can hear ghosts, and yet she is so down to earth and uncomplicated, which is in sharp contrast with Acton.

Such an odd, interesting pairing. I love them both, and I'll be picking the next book in series very very soon. Recommended to fans of Sherlock Holmes and British eccentricity in general.

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 Эта книга в частности, меня в начале совсем не захватила. Очень медленно читалась первая треть, пока наконец события не убыстрились и я не втянулась.

 Актон как обычно мрачен, непроницаем и держит в секрете свои манипуляции от жены - Дойл, несмотря на талант той всегда под конец узнавать как и что у него получилось. Она замешана в нескольких расследованиях, и хотя ее интуиция говорит ей, что они взаимосвязаны, долгое время найти что их связывает она не может.

 В книге есть немного милых моментов, рождественские декорации, разговоры с будущим ребенком Дойл, или мальчишка Савуа, например, но они перемешаны на оборванных на полуслове разговорах и лихорадочных звонках Уильямсу, чтобы проверить новую догадку по расследованию. Люблю я это. Люблю то, что мозг Дойл не перестает работать и находит разрешение проблем в самых обыденных ситуациях.

"Ты - необыкновенна," говорит ей Актон когда она наконец отгадывает, что за паутину махинаций сплел ее муж в этот раз. Мне нравится, что она принимает неординарность Актона такой как есть, со всей его темнотой характера и работает вместе с ним. Ведь она с ее способностью видеть ложь и интуицией на грани ясновидения тоже неординарна.

Такая странная, интересная пара детективов. Люблю я их, и буду читать следующую книгу серии поскорей ( я ведь на три книги позади!). Рекомендую, особенно любителям Шерлока и британской экцентричности в общем.
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