Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
The Seance Society, by Michael Nethercott
Nethercott's characters, Connecticut PI Lee Plunkett and his erudite associate, Mr. O'Nelligan, remind me a bit of Archie Goodwin and Nero Wolfe, in that Mr. O'Nelligan is wise and Lee Plunkett is a wise ass. The year is 1956 and Plunkett is called in to look further into the supposedly accidental death of a wealthy inventor who is electrocuted by the machine he invented to communicate with the dead. Lots of odd-duck characters and a nice narrative pace.