Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Cop Town, by Karen Slaughter
Atlanta in the 1970's seems to have been a tough place to try to be a female police officer. Sexual harassment was the norm, race relations in the city and the department were tense, and the glass ceiling was very very low. In this book, Slaughter pits three women officers, rookie Kate Murphy, cop-in-her-blood Maggie Lawson, and seasoned, undercover Gail Patterson against the old-boys network and a serial cop killer -- hard to say which is more dangerous. Slaughter does her usual fine job, and her sketching of the new characters is assured.