Wednesday, May 25, 2011
A Red Herring Without Mustard - Alan Bradley
I, of course, read this novel without having read the previous two. I'm not sure if that hindered my enjoyment of it or not.
I enjoyed Flavia's character. She is precocious and likeable. Her sisters (and even her father), on the other hand, not so much. The de Luce family history is one of the parts I do feel I was lacking from not having read the previous two novels.
Overall, though, I have to say the book was just okay. I don't read a lot of mysteries (usually more political espionage or true crime), so that may be why. I was able to figure out most of the mystery before it was revealed and really had little to no attachment and saw no development in any of the characters.