El lamento de las sirenas (Lincoln Perry #2)
Koryta once again takes the familiar ground of the PI mystery and populates it with his own unique characters and narrative. He has that knack to strike a deep chord with the perfect phrase. His prose--deep, but not overcooked--made me smile in appreciation multiple times. It's hitting that inner tuning fork that gives the reader a genuine and relatable experience, and Koryta proves he can do it in Sorrow.
But we're not only here for f ...more
loved it. but unfortunately, like so many series, not as much as the first. but what really got me - made me want to remember to write a review - is the subtle and pretty writing. don't get me wrong - this here be a smash'em/shoot'em detective book, complete with the expected snappy dialogue. but there are bits that highlight a we ...more
I will say though, that I found myself thinking of the main character (Lincoln Perry) as somewhere in his forties or fifties...and it was a bit of a shock when somewhere along the wa ...more
The plot is not all that original. Lincoln Perry has a friend accused of mur ...more
Koryta's impressive second hard-boiled mystery is a worthy successor to his debut, Tonight I Said Goodbye (2004), an Edgar and Shamus finalist. Cleveland PI Lincoln Perry, haunted by the circumstances that led to his estrangement from his best friend, Ed Gradduk, clutches at an opportunity for redemption on learning that Gradduk is a fugitive from the law, suspected of arson and murder. Perry's hopes of repairing their relationship are dashed after his childhood confidant d ...more
All throughout his childhood, Ed Gradduk has been Lincoln Perry’s best friend. Then, several years ago, in an attempt to help him, Lincoln made a decision which left the two friends estranged and make Lincoln a pariah on his own home turf. Now Ed is back and in trouble again, accused of arson and murdering a woman. Convinced that his old friend is incapable of such a heinous crime, Lincoln is trying to reach out to Ed in an effort to make amends. But more powerful forces are at play, and Ed i ...more
I had not read the first book in this series, but that didn't change my enjoyment. It did, however, prompt me to go find that first book and get it, too!
There's also the fact that while the hero has ...more
Koryta, Michael – 2nd in series
Thomas Dunne Books, 2006- Hardcover
Private investigator Lincoln Perry’s childhood friend, Ed Gradduck has been videotaped leaving an arson fire; a house containing the body of a murdered woman. Lincoln and Ed have been estranged for years, but Lincoln doesn’t believe his friend is guilty and offers to help Ed. Ed bolts and is run over by the police. But was it accidental or did the police want to keep Ed ...more
Sorrow's Anthem features a former Cleveland PD detective named Lincoln Perry who left the force to strike out as a private eye with an older former detective. This book starts with one of LP's childhood buddies named as the ...more
The story has a good plot, where you find out that old friends change, and if you aren't there with them they change anyway, while you remember them as they were from time past.
When PI Lincoln Perry learns that his childhood buddy he hasn't seen in eight years is wanted for arson and murder, Perry sets out to find his friend, Ed Gradduck, and do what he can to help him. But Ed is killed in an accident and Perry is left with a lot of baggage over their broken friendship and refuses to believe his buddy was a murderer. Perry decides to investigate the fire and murder in hopes of clearing Ed's name, despite re...more
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Koryta is an author to watch! This second hard-boiled mystery is part Raymond Chandler and part Dennis Lehane. Highly recommend.