Thursday, May 15, 2008

Blue Rondo by John Lawton

Blue Rondo by John Lawton its 1959 London and several young men have been brutally murdered. It's up to Frederick Troy to solve the case while trying to juggle various sexual relationships. this is the fifth book in the series and series slump is starting to take hold. The first half of the book is basically a series of sex scenes [one including his sister] with occasional nods to a developing plot. Several of the characters come off more like satire than anything else. Troy is extremely well-connected with a brother as an MP and another as a top Fleet Street editor. It rings hollow. I had read the first two books Black Out and Old Flames before the blog and had quite enjoyed their portrayal of a time in British history. Much of the locale in this book comes off as being later from the 1960s with its extensive club life and underworld.

I will probably pick up the books from the series I'm missing but I won't be in a great hurry to do so.

Not recommended!

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