Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
A Criminal to Remember, by Michael Van Rooy
I think this was Van Rooy's last book before his heart attack and death in January. The book has two parallel tracks: On the cynical track, Monty is recruited to run for president of the civilian police oversight board by people who plan to use him to defeat their serious opponent, and on the creepy track Clare is stalked by a serial killer called the Shy Man, and Monty must protect her and their son Fred. The writing and plotting are both clever, and the ending grisly. I'll miss this series; there's something sad I can't pinpoint about having a signed copy of the book.