Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Monday, March 10, 2014
Love Story, with Murders, by Harry Bingham
Parts of a young woman, five-years dead, are found strewn about the town of Cyncoed in Wales, and efforts to gather her up uncover parts of another corpse, recently dead. DC Fiona Griffiths, using unconventional skills, connections and a willingness to go off the grid, investigates the two victims, a pole dancer and a university lecturer. Fiona's icy boss, DI Rhiannon Watkins, her boyfriend, Buzz, her underworld boss dad, and her lethal friend, Lev, add a richness to a narrative stew already complex and multi-layered.