Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Innocent Monster, by Reed Farrel Coleman
I like the Moe Prager books. A little gritty, a little sentimental, frequently funny. This is the story of Moe's search for the daughter of one of his daugther's childhood friends. The little girl, Sashi, is a child prodigy artist, and her parents' ATM machine. She has been abducted and Moe's estranged daughter Sarah brings Moe in. He's been out of the PI business for five years, since his last case caused the death of his ex-wife, Sarah's mother. There's some pretty amusing commentary on the cynicism and greed of the art world.