Cast Iron by Peter May
Our Review…Forensic detective Enzo Macleod is an intensely likable but charmingly disheveled rogue. A shambolic Scotsman living in Paris, years prior he has made a wager with high profile French journalist Roger Raffin to solve a series of very cold cases using modern science. One case involved the murder of Roger’s wife Marie.
Peter May writes with dry humour, which is often unique in crime fiction. Along with Enzo’s eye for detail, Enzo brings a lot of personal baggage with him, including a messy family situation involving wives and lovers that loathe him and daughters that adore him.
Although this is the sixth book in the series, it can be read independently as the character of Enzo is so complex. You almost feel like you are beside him in France and coupled with a fascinating plot, ‘Cast Iron’ makes for compulsive reading.
Review by Nicole @ Great Escape Books