BOOK REVIEW : This story just was not as interesting as I expected from the blurb. The best thing about the book was Doolittle’s leading man, Tom Bethany – an appealing character, part hired gun with a shady past, part Robin Hood ‘righter of all wrongs’. This character’s observations provided some amusing moments. The downside […]
Kinsey Millhone, Grafton’s no-nonsense, gutsy female private investigator is the benchmark in the crime/detective genre. Although the settings are a little dated now, the book having been written over 20 years ago (back when people sent letters and checked through paper records rather than online databases) this doesn’t detract from the story. While the plot is strong, snappy and filled with clever linkages and details, it remains an easy, relaxing read. Grafton writes dialogue very well and doesn’t let descriptive narrative get in the way of a compelling story. Great author, great book!
My new favourite private-eye! McDermid has created a wonderfully real and feisty female character in Kate Brannigan PI – she has no fear and is not afraid to call a spade a spade. This story rockets along with mystery and mayhem interspersed with some hilarious observational comedic moments. The relationships between the characters are well […]