Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Nearer Home, by Joy Castro
The Nola Céspedes series is a lot about friendship, a little about the fits-and-starts growth of love, and a bit about family. New Orleans and its corruption, crime, and perversions set the scene. In this instance, crime reporter Cespedes is looking into the murder of a much unloved former journalism professor and the two stories she was investigating at her death: an unjustified police shooting and some strange political goings on.