Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Seattle Sleuth, by Alexandra MacKenzie
This isn't a great book by any stretch, but it was a fun way to cap off the Seattle Ghost Tour and Underground Seattle Tour. The book takes place in Seattle in 1921. Philip Shaw, a still-grieving widower and World War I veteran, is offered a job by his brother-in-law to investigate the death of a Labor-leaning newspaper editor. With help from Ray Taylor, a young crime reporter, he uncovers all kinds of political and other reasons why several someone's might want the publisher dead.