I picked this up after seeing the PBS Mystery treatment. Usually, I enjoy the books this leads me to, but in this case the screenplay was much better. I actually cared about the characters on the screen. I didn't care about anyone in the book, and Brodie seems is just another character, or worse a plot device, not the anchor to a series. The whole thing reads more like a rough draft or a fleshed out outline, not a finished product. It's a real shame when the tv show has more depth than the original book. I doubt very much that I'll continue with the series.