Unsafe, But Good: First Things on Roland March


Just as Dante through the character of Virgil guides his readers through the underworld, J. Mark Bertrand through the character of Roland March guides his readers through the underbelly of this world.

That’s from “Murder Escapes the Vicarage,” Betsy Childs’ review of my Roland March novels at First Things. Following on the heels of Jon Breen’s piece in the Weekly Standard, she looks at all three books as a whole and draws some perceptive conclusions (if I do say so myself). Follow the link and enjoy.

6 Comments on “Unsafe, But Good: First Things on Roland March

  1. Nothing To Hide, Magnificentt !!
    Well written. good blending (story within story) No vulgarity I am a fan

    • I think that these novels are too gritty for a 14 year-old, but at that age I was devouring Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh, Arthur Conan Doyle, having cut my mystery reading teeth on Enid Blyton. That being said, I love a book that I can’t put down, and the Roland March series certainly qualifies. They are intense and with an extremely fast pace. Spoiler alert, they must be read in order because the solutions to the earlier books are in the sequels. But, reading in order gives the most enjoyment, anyway.

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