THE BUGHOUSE AFFAIR
A mystery set just before the start of the 20th century with a male/female detective duo and a possible Sherlock Holmes? Sounds cool, but the truth is the storyline is not much fun and neither detective is very bright. Though the authors try with comments about the women’s movement, the writing is unsuccessful at evoking the era. The shifting point of view between the two protagonists is nice and strengthens the narrative, but the end proves to be more of a push for a sequel than a tying-up of loose ends.