Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Friday, January 6, 2012
Natural Law, by D. R. Schanker
I wonder why Schanker stopped writing after this one. Maybe the good people of Indiana asked him to. The state is painted broadly as basketball obsessed, racist, and full of crooked cops and politicians. Nora Lumsey returns to tilt at windmills on behalf of Stormi Skye, a really mean, drug-addicted prostitute, but Nora isn't the central character. That would be Luther Cox, the haunted police detective assigned to find the killer of a womanizing law professor, who just happened to have been Nora's lover. Cox reads some of the professor's writings on natural law, which seem a bit like satire. I hope Schanker returns to writing one day.