As in the previous books, we get a great deal of information about art history.
The cases of the three former officials were known from news reports and previous books about the period.
Many of them said they had already been reading the previous books through more than once while waiting for this one.
Each has been the main character in previous books of the series.
Those who have read the previous books in this series need be told nothing about our hero.
As with his previous two books, it is a first person narrative.
There is a previous, different, book with the same title.
In his previous books he had never written about the wars.
She's 32 and this is her first book, while the other nominees have previous books behind them.
The novel has a very different tone to the previous books in the series.