Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Murder on Bamboo Lane, by Naomi Hirahara
My first book club book! This is the first in Hirahara's Ellie Rush series, about a rookie bicycle cop in downtown Los Angeles. Ellie has problems with her love life, work life, and family life. Hirahara has problems with dialogue, character development, and plotting. All in all I think it's a series I'll forego. I didn't care about Ellie, and didn't like the writing. But I might read one of Hirahara's Mas Arai books, as they draw from Hirahara's father to flesh out the Japanese-American gardener hero.