been wrestling with the Mystery aspects of the book, in my head, of course; the big question is whether or not the Marion Spear death had anything to do with the other victims who are more obviously, indisputably, linked. if not, Tartaglia has been wasting a lot of time (but I think he's on to something...). in any case, I think Tartaglia should not be so sure of who was leaving notes on Annie's car windshield. I don't think it was Harry!
fabulous, and I love it. a few things in its favor: (a) not a cosy, but not relying on gore and violence either...the story doesn’t need gratuitous descriptions and mayhem to be effective, and (b) the main detectives have real problems, but the author has taken a break from the Detective with Marital Problems, or the Detective with a Drinking Problem. happy!
exactly what my little heart desired right now: a thoroughly engrossing Police Procederal set in London; cops I care about, a victim whose fate has gotten under my skin right, some sicko lurking in the background who needs to be caught; everything’s three dimensional and alive thanks to an impressive style coming from an author’s debut novel. feels reliable...like it will stay strong; I’m optimistic.