Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Crossbones Yard, by Kate Rhodes
Alice Quentin is a psychologist, dealing with other people's problems more effectively than her own, which include a horrific childhood, an ice queen mother, a mentally disturbed brother, and a truckload of personal phobias. She is brought in to consult with the police on the mutilation and murder of a prostitute -- a killing which mimics in certain ways the crimes of a pair of psychopaths already convicted and either dead or in prison. More bodies follow, and the killer begins taking a way too personal interest in Alice and her nearest and dearest. I'll be happy to see Alice, Lola, Will and DCI Burns again.