The third and final book in the Gaslight Mysteries series is the exciting termination to a great trilogy. Everything is here that was in the first two, as well as a brand new, very unexpected twist for Michael and Simon. A new character will dominate Simon’s life in a surprise that absolutely floored me. I was just flabbergasted by the development.
As the discovery, pursuit and capture of the Brown Man comes to an end, and the heroes are ready to go on with their lives, a new person comes into their lives, and totally turns Simon’s world upside down. What he thought he knew turns out to not be the truth at all, and he is bombarded with memories and feelings that threaten the budding relationship between him and Michael. It tests his limits of trust and faith, and almost brings his world down. Fortunately, Michael is not going to give up on him that easily, and the two go on another great adventure to discover the truth, and to settle old memories and bad feelings.
As in the other two books, the characters are well developed, the research is impeccable, and the story telling is superb. Erin can spin a story with the best of them, and this finale does not disappoint in the least. Throughout her stories, I have learned thing I had never know, such as the history of condoms, and the fact that jockstraps have been around much longer that I had thought. These little tidbits make Erin’s books so much fun to read, and the suspense and drama keep me coming back for more.
Book Description The time is 1923, and the place is a fantasy city in Ireland. Two unlikely men have formed a partnership: good-natured Michael, who keeps a serious secret, and sulky Simon, who has plenty of reasons to be angry at the world. Michael has stalked the standoffish Simon from the beginning, and Simon has consistently rebuffed him…yet not enough for Michael to give up a dedicated pursuit of the handsome investigator.
As private eyes, the men have a case to solve: to find more than a score of stolen paintings, and especially one small valuable work of art worth more than all the others. But the case grows more complex the deeper they look into it. Soon Michael and Simon find themselves searching not just for a thief, but for a city-wide ring of criminals. And the closer they get to the paintings, the closer they find themselves to a killer.
Into this mix steps a man named Moshe–a pesky, secretive, nosy man who is nevertheless a brilliant investigator himself. He gives both the men fits, burrowing like a tick into their very private affairs, so close they have a hard time evading him.
Can the investigators solve a series of crimes, take care of the interfering Moshe, and drive their own intense relationship all the way to the bone?
To the Bone (The Gaslight Mysteries #3) was last modified: March 12th, 2014 by GGR-Review