Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Random Violence, by Jassy Mackenzie
Oh my, when women writers decide to embrace violent story telling, beware. Mackenzie's scenes of murder and mayhem are exceptionally grizzly. I like the main characters quite a bit, Jade de Jong, a private investigator in South Africa, and David Patel, a police detective, who partners with her. Does that really happen in South Africa? In this story, Jade is brought in to help investigate what seems like a car jacking gone wrong that ends in the death of a South African women outside of her gated home. Turns out it's a much bigger story than one violent death. Stolen Lives, the next book in the series, comes out this month.