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Review: The Monastery Murders

The Monastery Murders (Stanton & Barlings #2)

The Monastery Murders coverAuthor: E.M. Powell;
Genre: Historical Mystery;
Format: Audiobook;
Narrator: James Langton;
Publisher: Brilliance Audio (2018);
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5).

After giving the second book a chance to change my mind about this series, I’ve given up. It’s not a bad mystery or a badly written story, but it just didn’t catch me. Also, the body count is prodigious and the methods of the killings are gruesome, which never interests me. There are so many other historical mysteries set during this fascinating time period that I’ve enjoyed more.

The audiobook narrator, James Langton, did an excellent job, and I have no complaints about the production.

Finally, the addition of homosexuality into the story just reeks of political correctness, c2020, and that was the nail in the coffin for me. It was totally unnecessary to the story and really took the ending of the book to a low point.

Contains violence and murder, no foul language, gruesome descriptions, and some sexual references

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