I'd enjoyed the first two books and looked forward to this third mystery. While the plot was interesting, the setting scintillating, and the writing as good as the first two, I didn't enjoy it anywhere near as much. Not sure why. Perhaps because the protagonist's character developed in ways that made him much less believable and sympathetic for me. There was also some falling back on tropes that were less creative than previous entries in this series. I'm hoping that the author will leave this character where she dropped him and create something new for me to enjoy.