Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Friday, October 29, 2010
This Body of Death, by Elizabeth George
This is a very long book, and parts of it are hard to read. So many stories at play: the abduction, torture and murder of a toddler by three boys; the murder of a lost and needy woman in a graveyard and all the people who stumbled upon her body or who want to find her killer; a treasure trove; much looking for love in all the wrong places; psychics; agisters; alcoholism; media and politics; and many other threads. Every thread is a perfect strand -- but did there have to be so many? John Lee is a stunning reader.