Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
But Remember Their Names, by Hillary Bell Locke
Confession: Often I skip to the end of a mystery novel to find out who done it, so I can watch the author build the clues one upon the other toward the solution. Particularly from this perspective, Locke didn't do a very good job of constructing the mystery. There were some nice prose passages and turns of phrase, and Cynthia Jacubek, her father Vince and her employer Luis Mendoza are endearing characters. However, the murder of the philanthropist/art collector didn't quite make sense to me, and poor Cindy/Jake's ill-fated romance lacked credibility. According to Locke, it was Robert Kennedy who said "Forgive your enemies, but remember their names." Others attribute it to brother John.