Gawaine and David reminded me a whole lot of Sherlock and Watson and I for one cannot say whether that's good or bad.
I loved how Gawaine could be both attached and detached during the investigation on campus. It was almost like watching a two year old trying to give you a piece of candy and then deciding not to. The plot was involving and at some point halfway through the book I felt like we were going round in circles and everyone was a suspect. I loved that.
I'd recommend this book to anyone who loves to solve a mystery.
by Dora Archie Okeyo
Term it Oxford Cosy Noir: this is an utterly delightful story full of subtlety and wry humour with genuine emotions, and an amateur sleuth protagonist who is the scion of an ancestry ripe with English gentlemen, Etonians all. Gawaine St. Clair is a gentle soul, an intellectual plagued by neuroses. His Watson is David, advertising executive and occasional chauffeur, frequent sounding board, always best friend.
This was a one-day reading for me, maintaining my interest from first page to last, and leaving me eager for more outings of Gawaine St. Clair.
by Mallory Anne-Marie Haws