Edinburgh Twilight - Carole Lawrence
Sometimes I read a historical mystery/suspense book as a mini-vacation, and Edinburgh Twilight fit that bill. I do need to note that the book contains a good bit of violence and sexual encounters (which almost edge it out of the "mini-vacation" category).

I most enjoyed the setting and a street urchin named Derek. The author does a good job of depicting Edinburgh without letting the city donimate the story. (In my opinion, Edinburgh can do that, especially in winter.)

But the book is "neither fish nor fowl" to me, and I can't figure out what's off-putting about it. Perhaps something about the author's style kept me at a distance throughout this story, as did the fact that I never felt as if the protagonist was fully fleshed out.