Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Buffalo Bill's Defunct, by Sheila Simonson
This book might have the best librarian character to ever break a stereotype. Meg McLean, single mother of a daughter starting Stanford, gives herself a fresh start in the Pacific Northwest in Klalo, Washington -- smart, scotch drinker, soup maker, so good at listening and looking up information that she's deputized to the sheriff's office -- I wonder why that doesn't happen all the time. Before she can even start her new job, a body is discovered in her garage. All in all, it was cleverly done, and I'm interested in seeing Meg start work at the library.