He is about as far in personality from the passionate Rusty Sabich of Scott Turow’s books as possible.
I appreciated a mystery where the characters are bright and articulate. It reads well 70 years after it was written. The end was a surprise to me.
I wonder if Fell could be a lead character in this era. Few authors appear willing to have their protagonist be a fat man. Almost all contemporary primary characters are fit slender attractive men and women.
It was interesting to see the clear prejudice in upper British society of that era against South Europeans. Each generation has their own biases.
I am going to look up more of Carr’s mysteries. Excellent. (June 26/11)