The Department of Sensitive Crimes

by Alexander McCall Smith | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 978408711262 Global Overview for this book
Registered by beeofgoodcheer of Stowmarket, Suffolk United Kingdom on 7/26/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by beeofgoodcheer from Stowmarket, Suffolk United Kingdom on Friday, July 26, 2019
I find Alexander McCall Smith's series books - and I am assuming that this is going to be the first in a new series - quite often a very slow burn to get started. The Isabel Dalhousie series was one such - I disliked the first book, and Isabel, and only read the second through commitment to a Bookcrossing ray. And lo and behold, I actually enjoyed it, and read several more.

This one, I'm not sure I'm going to try a second book, should one be written, as I didn't really like this one at all. I just found it very slow and somewhat trivial, even by McCall Smith's standards, and a little bit too self absorbed. The humour just didn't come across, or didn't hit my funny bone - or even wry smile generator button.

I'm always terribly impressed with McCall Smith's volume of output, but I fear his well is running a little dry.

Released 1 mo ago (10/12/2019 UTC) at St Luke's Community Centre, Duston in Northampton, Northamptonshire United Kingdom

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Journal Entry 3 by mysteriousmummy at Northampton, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Sunday, October 13, 2019
Picked up from the book buffet at the Unconvention. Thank you for sharing.

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