Thin Ice proves that Holms is adroit at creating a diverting cocktail,
of suspense and humour. Her protagonists, Fizz and Buchanan, will keep
their admirers more than happy.
I'm a fussy old thing when it comes to the literary quality of detective
fiction... I'm happy to notice the latest from a Scottish crime
writer I hadn't caught up with until now.
THIS ONE'S HIGHLY ENJOYABLE. The chemistry between the
pompous Scottish Solicitor and his sassy clerk-cum-sidekick gives an added
bite to the story. A festive Edinburgh setting, lively pace and bright,
sparky characters - it's pretty good.
This thriller moves along at a cracking pace and has all the hallmarks
of Holms's humour.
Fizz and Buchanan are an extremely engaging couple who have a delightful,
if somewhat volatile relationship. They are well drawn characters who
are perfect foils for one another. I find it hard to think of another
couple in the genre who blend so well together. Despite the serious nature
of its subject Thin Ice stays light hearted and interesting. The various
story lines are subtly but effectively included. HOPEFULLY THIS SERIES
WILL SOON GAIN THE RECOGNITION IT DESERVES.
Four days before Christmas at a family drinks party, Tam Buchanan,
is buttonholed by his cousin Dr Mark Buchanan, who is desperate to enlist
the services of Tam and Fizz to discover the whereabouts of a child of
one of his patients, believed kidnapped by her husband, an unbalanced