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Cop Out (Jill Smith #10)

3.49 of 5 stars 3.49  ·  rating details  ·  55 ratings  ·  4 reviews
When a PI vanishes and leaves a body in his office, it’s up to Jill Smith to pick up the pieces
Jill knows something’s wrong with Herman Ott as soon as she sees him on the patio at the Claremont Hotel. A perpetually broke ex-hippie private investigator, Ott is known around town for owning a wardrobe of nothing but yellow second-hand clothes. Yet today he wears all black, an
ebook, 348 pages
Published May 8th 2012 by Open Road Media (first published April 7th 1997)
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Dean C. Moore
I read several of Susan’s novels when I was doing homework for one of my own books set in Berkeley, CA. I did it for the memory jog and the creative inspiration. None of her books disappointed on this score. She’s quite good at bringing the counterculture types of Berkeley to the fore and portraying this colorful part of the world, making the town of Berkeley itself very much a character of her stories, one might even say the lead character. Which is just what I wanted. Having spent more than fi ...more
Jersey Joe
Cop Out is an apt title as this, the last in the series, is just that. Smith, as usual, 'cop's out' when it comes to her life. The series ends with a wimper.
Berkeley police officer Jill Smith finds herself at a loss when a tipster summons her, then refuses to talk and disappears, leaving behind a murder victim. Will Smith find her source before more bodies turn up, and before her lover and/or her boss decide they've had enough of her refusal to be a team player?

Cop Out was reasonably entertaining, although I found it overly baroque and not really credible. Anyone who doesn't live in or near Berkeley might find it quite confusing.
Read while staying at Victoria House, San Pedro, Belize on our 40th wedding anniversary.
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Susan Dunlap is best known for her Jill Smith detective series, but she is a prolific and much loved writer of crime and mystery fiction, including award-winning short stories.
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