Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
A Paradise for Fools, by Nicholas Kilmer
Kilmer is not an easy read; his pinball machine dialogues and stream of consciousness internal monologues slow the reader down, but I like him anyway. Here Fred tries to find the painting that inspired the body art created by a tattoo artist, believing it might be a lost Hieronymus Bosch. He meets Molly at the library (she is very public service oriented) and after several coffees and meals together, asks for the honor of meeting her children. Nice. He's already working for Clayton, who is abroad.