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The Sun Goes Down

The Sun Goes Down - James Lear
4,5 stars

I don’t know what you felt when you turned the last page of [b:A Sticky End|7771547|A Sticky End (Mitch Mitchell Mystery, #3)|James Lear|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1392099056s/7771547.jpg|10665773], but I felt a bit sad because my our eventful adventure with Mitch Mitchell, amateur dick with a high testosterone and IQ level, came to the end. image

And now -WHO COULD DREAM ABOUT IT?! - 10 years after the publication of Sticky End, a third book in the series, we've been amazed with [b:The Sun Goes Down|27220631|The Sun Goes Down|James Lear|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1447140918s/27220631.jpg|47263665], a new book of Mitch Mitchell Mystery!image

Of course I blamed one of the most beautiful island of the world (it moves immediately to the top of my MUST SEEN list) for having inspired the author to write the book 4...image

l can well imagine how James Lear while strolling through the charming alleys and narrow streets of the old town Xlendi, looking at the calm blue waters, admiring a brilliant light of island sunset, enjoying fantastic meals and Maltese beer, came to the brilliant idea to “invite” Mitch to this island paradise, away from stuffy dirty London.

And it is exactly what happens: Frank Southern, an old friend of Mitch during the medical training and brigade surgeon to the garrison at Valletta, whom he haven’t seen since years, invites our Mitch to assist in a delicate professional matter. And honestly, there are worse places to be, than a beautiful Mediterranean island in the summertime, particularly one with a sizable military presence. image

Mitch, single again, comes to the island full of hopes and expectations:

"Here on Gozo, surrounded by the darkly sparkling Homeric seas, under the broiling near-tropical sun, I might find adventure. Sex, for sure, with all those soldiers and sailors. Love, even, if I was lucky, but without the oppressive need to be faithful—it could only last as long as I stayed. And, I thought, fingering the pages of the Agatha Christie that lay unread in my lap, I might stumble upon a crime. The setting was perfect: picturesque enough for novelty, surrounded by water to limit escape, a place where people of all types came together, a melting pot."

But Mitch was not the only one with high expectations.
I had either high expectations, and I assure you, I got EVERYTHING I wanted, and maybe even a little bit more. image 1) I like this new unknown side of Mitch. He starts to think about to fall in love, not just about fuck to get laid. 2)And he became a bit sentimental and a tiny bit self-critical. Delicious!

Funny, sexy, murderous, entertaining, excellent written, with the particular charm of the beautiful surroundings and a very special Mediterranean atmosphere, this book, longingly awaited by all true Mitch and James Lear fans, is a pure MELTING reading pleasure!image

Highly recommended!

You might wonder, why 4,5 stars and not 5? I found the VERY last part, when already everything was cleared up a bit too repetitive and too detailed. As an experienced reader of mystery books, I am able to make my own conclusions, it was for my taste too many explanations. But it is only a tiny complaint. I love this book doesn't matter what, it is why I rounded up to 5 stars.

P.S I LIKE this cover!!!