Built up in a way that is slow and sure, Jack McCormac wears his mystery hat once again in the seventh installment of the Sketching Detective series --- this time with added humour and sweetness, an odd combination that works well for easy readers.
Fetching Fiona and the Sketching Detective Solve the Crisscross Murders injects effective wit into what usually would be straight mystery drama. Jack and Fiona MacKay, who are married to each other, take on the task of searching for the ones responsible for two murders in their town, Bonnie Glen. The fine storytelling, in Jack’s point of view, involves modest sketches that aid for better imagination of what is being portrayed.
The novel teaches us that nothing is left unsolved with patience and partnership. The way the two main characters complement each other, albeit being of opposite poles and on top of their mild and sweet bickering, prove to be inspiring and entertaining. But the entirety of the novel simply does not veer away from its mystery factor, because each chapter offers peculiarities that make readers think and be involved in the process.