My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I was surprised to learn that this was the first in the Charles Paris series. Reading the book, the narrative seemed to need early knowledge of the character which didn’t exist. There are also many very British notations throughout. For the casual reader, this book is likely to be very confusing. Not helping is that the book is very firmly set in 1975.
The story is very good with a great mystery involved. Pay attention and the answer to the riddle is there. The characters are very well written, which helps carry a more shaky narrative.
Overall, it’s a rather light book. A perfect book for a weekend outing…with a very British setting.
Bottom line: I recommend this book. 6 of 10 points.