Sunday, June 15, 2014

2014 book 133

Rachel Howzell Hall's Land of Shadows
Solid mystery set in LA, where a (black, woman) detective is called to the scene of a possible suicide, except that the case has several things in common with the disappearance of her sister twenty-five years ago. Her clueless partner, a recent transfer from Colorado, is a handy way to provide exposition, and the discussions of race/class in LA are appreciated. I also liked the glimpses of the detective's home life--a philandering husband, and two awesome college friends. There's a lot going on, so plenty of viable suspects, and I liked the solution. This definitely seems like the start of a series, and it's one I'd read. B+.

A review copy was provided by the publisher. This book is available now.

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