In my review of the first book in the series, The Deathsniffer's Assistant, I remarked on Olivia's general unpleasantness, but I'm glad to be able to say that during this book she thaws somewhat and becomes bearable.
Another crime to solve, this one is more special in the sense that it has to do with the magical system of this alternative England. Young priests (those without a categorization) are being murdered by loose spirits, but why and by whom? This is set against the background of a very important trial that is also taking place.
I still liked the world best, it is so different but also not at the same time. Many nice details, like the Three and Three and there seems to be no end to what categorization people can get. Also, I feel it is only the tip of the iceberg. The only thing I think is not necessary, and slightly annoying is the renaming of the days. That just doesn't make sense to me.
Would certainly recommend, but start with the first book!
Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!