Michael Connelly is simply prolific. I am enamored by the fact that he has written such a strong female protagonist in Renee Ballard. This book is an exciting second foray with her. Fans of Harry Bosch, as I am, will be no doubt beside themselves to see these two strong renegade cops working together to solve the murder of Daisy Clayton.
I love Connelly's attention to detail about police work in general, and the specificity of the late show specifically. The moral ambiguity of Bosch coupled with the tenacity of Ballard is a revelation in this book. Excited to see where Ballard's future will take her.
Thank you to the Mysterious Bookshop for the beautiful signed hardcover!
I find myself thinking about this book a lot. Guess that means I should get the next in the series! Lucky for me there's lots of Inspector Rebus tales.
I had heard about Ian Rankin for a long time before picking up his work, but the clincher was definitely visiting his native Scotland, and specifically Edinburgh. Rebus is incredibly well-read, and an astute investigator. While there are some interesting characters in this novel, including our illusive antagonist, it is mostly a plot-driven piece. Yes, we're inside Rebus' mind, and he is indeed a focal point, but I wanted more character work from Rankin - including more about his hypnotist brother??
I will delve into the next in the series, HIDE AND SEEK, to continue to explore Rankin's prolific additions to the Scottish crime fiction canon.
Libraries had always made her feel like a kid, in a good way: secret and safe and taken care of, rocked to sleep in a cocoon of books. || Kate Racculia, TUESDAY MOONEY TALKS TO GHOSTS
As soon as I read the description of this book last year, I knew I had to get my hands on it ASAP. It strikes a lot of facets of my biblio likes: treasure hunts, quirky characters, ghosts, and Bostonian history. And it was everything I wanted it to be.
Kate Racculia has crafted a well-conceived novel full of eccentrically lovable people, a compelling narrative about friendship, and an intricate history of Boston's landmarks.
I recommend it to all the fabulously gothic women out there. And the people who love them.