Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Pride and Predator

by Sally Wright

Thumbs Up

No, this is not a novelization of the rumored Pride and Predator movie that's in the works. It's a good, old-fashioned, murder mystery. It's set in, I think, 1950s England/Scotland and features amateur sleuth, Ben Reese. If one likes this sort of thing, its a good, quick read.

The ending was a little bit of a disappointment. After all the twists and turns and subtlety of the characters throughout the book, the "tie up all the loose ends" part seemed kind of thrown out there. I don't really know how else to say it, but a really good author in the genre will allow his or her sleuth or criminal to tell you how the crime was committed and how it was discovered without losing the flow of the story. In this one, there was an unquantifiable something lacking.

It's part of a series. I liked it well enough I've requested the first one, Perish and Publish.

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