by Dennis Lehane
Started: January 30, 2011
Finished: February 4, 2011
I didn't much care for the first half of this novel. It read a whole lot like a reasonably talented Patrick Kenzie fanfic writer (is there such a thing?) wanted to write a "15 years later" story about their favorite detective couple. But once the plot really got rolling and it became clear where the mystery part of the story was probably heading, I enjoyed this much more. A reasonably fun read overall. 324 pages. Grade: B
Total # of books read in 2011: 19
Total # of pages read in 2011: 4,900
Yesterday morning, before leaving for work, I finished reading another book by Bruce Alexander, the late author of a series of mystery novels set in pre-Revolutionary War London, with the protagonist a blind magistrate. This one was called Watery Grave. I've read several of them, and I continue to like the series. He does well with setting the scene, as well as the characterizations.
Then, while I was standing in line for the Lobsta Truck at the First Friday event at the Speedzone, I finished reading on my E-Book Osprey Warrior #62: Prussian Regular Infantryman 1805 - 15, which was OK, but not as interesting as others that I've read from this publisher.