Set in Paris.
The basic plot idea is interesting.
It was written by Laurie R. King and I thoroughly enjoyed The Beekeepers Apprentice.
Long on irrelevant details. Every bar that the protagonist visits in search of clues is detailed.
Scenes jumped around from here to there.
A couple of times I noticed he/she were mixed up.
Details that were unrealistic: police leaving lock-picking tools and case notes in Stuyvesant's suit after he was arrested.
I was unsympathetic to the protagonist. Harris Stuyvesant, former FBI agent, sounded more like a hokey tourist than a private investigator.
The secondary characters were unbelievable.
How does Stuyvesant determine if photographs of possible victims are real? Send them to be looked at by a shell-shocked war veteran who is good at reading people.
Mr. Darcy's Noble Connections is an interesting take on Darcy and Elizabeth's courtship after her rejection of Darcy's proposal.
A cast of characters keep the reader entertained. Darcy is jealous of the attentions given Elizabeth by the rake, Charles Carlisle who is brother to her childhood friend Lady Eleanor. Poor couple. Will it work out for them in the end? You'll have to read to find out.
Death Comes to Pemberley has received mixed reviews. I enjoyed the plot and James did a great job of setting the book in the era of Pride and Prejudice. I also enjoyed the authors understanding of Darcy's and Elizabeth's motivations in Austen's novel.
On the negative side, there were several instances where the dialogue was unrealistic. Even so, the book was a page turner and is recommended for fans of Jane Austen.
Trains and Lovers is another excellent book by Alexander McCall Smith. This is the second of his books I've read and plan on reading many more. Smith is one of the best for weaving plot and dialogue. His characters who make me think; people who appear like those I could meet in the real world.