Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
The Woodcutter, by Reginald Hill
This is Hill's version of The Count of Monte Cristo. Financier Wolf Hadda is falsely accused and imprisoned for defrauding investors and making child pornography. The prison psychiatrist, Alva Ozibo, is his Abbe Faria enabling his release, and his former wife and friends are the conspirators on whom he seeks revenge after his release from prison. I'm still a bit confused about the JC master spy, and where his role begins and ends. All in all a pretty good time.