This novel did not capture me as much as the previous ones in the series. The murder weapon was no surprise and Fiona seemed out of her element in the snow. The relationships Fiona has with Archie and Fredrick seemed to be the same, not evolving one way or the other.
I did find including the actual historical character of Mussolini to be interesting. There was no author's note at the end so I do not know if the covert acts to keep Mussolini in line were based on actual history or not.
Fiona is a good amateur sleuth and perhaps government agent and I did enjoy the cozy mystery in general.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Currently, Kelly is the Vice President of Sisters in Crime.
When she’s not writing novels, Kelly is a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University.
(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)