Lust, Money & Murder - Mike Wells
You know when you watch those TV dramas, the ones that are on three or four nights in a week, or maybe once a week for a month, and you really get into it, and when it finishes you look at your spouse and say, ���Eh? What happened there? Did he die? Did they get the money? Did he marry her? I bloody hate these TV dramas that don���t end properly!��� You know those shows, right? Well ���Lust, Money and Murder��� is like that. It just stops half way through the story. Just like that. Right in the middle of the action, it just stops���.

The author���s let himself down badly with this one. It actually deserves much more than a 3 Star because it���s an intriguing storyline with a number of sub-plots, likeable characters and edge-of-your-seat danger. But it���s not a trilogy.

Truth to tell, I���m not even sure Mike Wells claims that it is a trilogy, which by the way describes as ���a series or group of three plays, novels, operas, etc., that, although INDIVIDUALLY COMPLETE, are closely related in theme, sequence, or the like.��� In ancient Greece a trilogy was ���a series of three COMPLETE and usually related tragedies.��� And there���s the rub, for when you pick up a book you expect it to be complete of itself.

The marvellous Genghis Khan series by Tim Ellis can be read as individual complete books, as can the fantastic ���His Dark Materials��� trilogy by Philip Pullman (Harry Potter for grown ups). However ���Lust, Money and Murder parts 1, 2 & 3��� are just one book (for the price of three).

I was really enjoying the book when it suddenly came to a grinding halt without even bothering to work its way down through the gears. No doubt Mike expects the reader to immediately download volume 2, but not me. I���ve got 100 books on my Kindle waiting to be read, and I won���t read another Wells��� book out of principal because I think this finished with a cheap shot