Rosie’s Book Review Team #RBRT Terry reviews The Goddard Affair by Scott Marlowe

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The Goddard Affair by Scott Marlowe

About 4.8 out of 5 stars

As with most well constructed sequels, it is best to read the prequel first (in this case, the previous volume about The Assassin Without A Name, The Killing Knife), but not imperative.

I’ve just spent a very enjoyable couple of hours reading this. The assassin attends a dinner party given by a society he wishes to infiltrate, which is where he meets the intriguing Gwendolyn Morgan and becomes involved in her fight with her brother, one of the assassin’s clients. But never mind my summary of the plot; I made notes when I was reading as I usually do, but they didn’t do it justice. You’ll discover the rest of the plot for yourself when you read the book; my job is to say BUY THIS NOW if you love seriously good adventure in fantasy worlds not so unlike our own. Or buy it because you love ingenious weaving of unguessable plot about-turns and skillful characterisation, especially if your preference is for those that make you say “I’d better go and download the next one” as soon as you’ve finished it!

I’m not a lover of fantasy fiction, generally, but Marlowe does that clever thing that only truly talented writers of this genre do: he makes his imagined world seem so believable that the reader is not always conscious of the fact that it IS fantasy. His hero is super smart and witty and the story itself is a gem, but the beauty of this book lies in the smooth, amusing prose that seems almost effortless. The Goddard Affair reminded me of Roald Dahl’s My Uncle Oswald (a book most definitely for adults, not one of his children’s stories).

I can say no more except that this is one classy writer – highly recommended.

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Rosie’s Book Review Team #RBRT Karen reviews The Goddard Affaire by Scott Marlowe

Today we have a review from Karen, she blogs at


Karen chose to read and review The Goddard Affair by Scott Marlowe


My Opinion

This book introduces you to another killing order for the ‘Assassin Without a Name’. He has his principles and one weakness.

With The Goddard Affair, Scott Marlowe has created another thrilling tale about the Assassin Without a Name. The Goddard Affair comprises more than just a killing. You might have realised earlier that the assassin without a name has detective qualities. As I mentioned in my earlier review – The Assassin Without a Name is quite a character and has some surprises for the readers. I was drawn into the story – hoping to not become his next killing order and wondering about Gwendolyn. This is for you if you like fantasy, crime and – do not object to admitting that a killer can seem like quite a nice guy.

I read the story in one go – I couldn’t resist…

The World of Uhl is addictive!


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