Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Bed of Nails, by Antonin Varenne
What an odd and creepy book. An American S&M performer in Paris dies on stage, and his friend John Nichols is drawn from his rural campsite/homestead to identify the body. Richard Guerin, a police detective in charge of investigating suicides, wonders if the death is part of a series of bizarre suicides that seem to have had an audience of three. The two find their answers, but they and everyone else in the book gets hurt in the process.