Sunday, March 20, 2011

Thoughts at the half way point of the Mournful Demeanour of Liutenant Boruvka

The idea of a detective who finds the idea of solving a murder and discovering someone has lied and killed one that is depressing is more entertaining than it sounds.

The key moment when Lieutenant Boruvka has solved the case comes with a sigh as the murderer usually pushes their luck too far and makes one lie too many.

Although presented in the style of a collection of short stories, there is a continuos narrative and you start to discover about the life and the problems of the detective and some of those that work around him.

You can't help but admire the way he not only fails to lose his temper when surrounded by incompetence but also the way he allows a murderer to feel they have almost got away with it before he sighs and pulls the rug out from underneath them.

A review will follow soon on completion...

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