Bloody. The last place I expected to find Denise Mina’s fiction is in a retelling of the bloody 1566 murder of Mary Queen of Scots’ secretary, David Rizzio. In her short novel titled, Rizzio, Mina dramatizes the events leading up to the murder, and uses her skills to build suspense on every page. Readers who know the history will enjoy how Mina provides context and insight. Some readers who enjoy Mina’s fiction may want to learn more about history after reading this novel.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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