Whenever a new washing Poe and Tilly Bradshaw book come out, I cannot resist reading it as soon as it arrives! This time I lasted 2 days!
As always Mike Craven is an utter master at writing brilliantly detailed crime fiction, in The Botanist he has excelled!
The scientific facts are there and even the least scientific mind can understand them, this is always an amazing feat I think! The Botanist, our main criminal is a tricky chap and in writing several locked room Mysteries into the plot, got me staying up late trying to work out how to solve these! I hasten to add I did not!!
As always the characters of Poe and Tilly are written with love and care, and their relationship is just the most perfect in crime fiction! I love the tongue in cheek humour that prevails throughout The Botanist, this is Mike Cravens best novel so far!
Of course it gets 5 stars, I’d give it 500 if I could!
It’s no wonder Mr Craven has just signed another book deal for more Tilly and Poe!
I for one will be waiting for our next installment The Mercy Chair very impatiently!!!
Find Mike website here http://www.mwcraven.com