Wednesday, October 17, 2007

When Skylarks Fall by John Robinson

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The Joe Box mystery series has it all...

A hard-boiled detective.

A gorgeous dame.

The mob.

And in Joe's case...a cat named Noodles!

In the second book of the series, Joe gets a call from well known country music star Kitty Clark. Seems someone is stalking her, and only Joe can solve the case. With a sizable retainer in his pocket, Joe begins turning over rocks...

And flips the wrong one over.

A visit to legendary mob boss Tony Scarpetti leads Joe to investigate Kitty's past. Know the old saying "Curiosity killed the cat?" Well, it didn't do much for Joe and company either.

What is Kitty hiding so desperately, and who found out about it? Why are they using it to blackmail her, and who is behind the blackmail? Will Joe's relationship with Angela hit the skids now that her ex is back in the picture?

And will Noodles ever forgive Joe for stopping the movie right at the good part?

All these questions and many more are answered in "When Skylarks Fall". I give this novel four out of five bookmarks, with a P.I. license as a charm. It's so nice to have gritty private investigators as heroes who aren't icky...a nice alternative to Robert B. Parker's Spencer.

Happy Reading!


1 comment:

Rel said...

So, an entire Brandilyn Collins post dedicated to you!!! I'm impressed, my friend :) Better check it out Forensics and Faith - woo hoo!!