Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
A Good Death, by Christopher R. Cox
Sebastian Damon, a Boston PI, is handed an assignment that might just get his business into the black. He's asked to verify the death in Thailand of a bank executive by the insurance company holding a policy on her life. Something about the death by overdose of this Harvard-educated banker doesn't feel right to his boss, and Bass heads to Thailand to verify the facts surrounding her death. Cox spent twenty years in Southeast Asia as a newspaper journalist, and as he hopes, his background and first-hand knowledge of the region gives his story "verisimilitude"; at least his Thailand and Laos seemed real to me. I like these characters and hope Cox brings Damon and his dad's friend Sam Honeyman back.