Winter and Night (Lydia Chin & Bill Smith #8)
Bill dan mitranya, Lydia Chin, berusaha menemukan anak yang hilang itu dan mengetahui ala...more
Private detective Bill Smith dominates the defense in this outing, shutting down a small town's police playbook in their old-school drive of interference. The people of Warrenstown, New Jersey fumble which results in bad calls at the lines of scrimmage. Partner Lydia Chin helps...more
Semuanya tipikal Amerika --atau setidaknya seperti yang ditampilkan di film-film action Hollywood standar--. Cara kerja kepolisiannya, detektifnya (yang punya partner perempuan Asia yang cantik, tangkas dan pintar), remajanya yang genk-genk-an dan diskriminatif terutama pada kelompok nerd, pesta narkoba dan seks yang berujung pembunuhan, pertandingan fo...more
I couldn't wait another year again for the next Rozan so I splashed out on the US hardback. This one is narrated by the male half of the PI team, Bill Smith, and the characters are closer to home investigating in New York City and New Jersey.
I didn't like this as much as other episodes in the series, something about it missed me. I think it was that the setting was mainly concerned with American football and high schools and that Rozan was taking it for granted that I'd know a lot of details th...more
I picked up Winter and Night at a used book sale some tim...more
So, I started with this book -- what appears to be the first book in the series that is published for Kindle. Overall, I'm pleased with the first venture and would have rated it a fourth star except for my criticism noted below. I'll also note that I've bought another (A Bitter Feast) to see if i...more
Mau nggak mau jadi ingat film "Disturbing Behavior". Kalau kamu nggak masuk kelompok orang-orang keren di kota kamu (yang walaupun cuma kota kecil sebenarnya ga jauh dari metropolitan New York), artinya kamu harus siap hidup terkucil. Apalagi karena indikator keren di Warrenstown ini adalah keterlibatan dalam olahraga (America...more
S.J. Rozen - 8th in series
When Bill Smith receives a call from the New York City police telling him that his teenage nephew, Gary, is in jail and has asked for him, Bill is certainly surprised, especially because he has had no contact with his sister, Gary's mother, in some time. When he manages to get Gary released into his custody, the boy will not say why he has come to New York, only that he has something important to do. Bill insists that Gary must call his mother, but...more
Although there is suspicious death/murder in the plot it's not really about murder and gruesome crime. It's much more about the characters, about family relationships, small town mentality and the...more
sbenernya seh ini buku misteri yg agak2 berbau detektif gitu. tp cara penceritaannya beda banget dg buku sejenis yg biasanya mengumbar ketegangan dan dramatisasi. buku ini justru bercerita dg gaya narasi yg detail, agak datar, dan tidak menekankan kekuatan cerita pada unsur 'pemecahan teka-teki' seperti novel detektif pada umumnya.
tapi itulah bagusnya buku ini.
bahwa yang terpenting kadangkala b...more
The story is written from Bill's point of view, and we learn a lot about his background and his dysfunctional family as he searches for his runaway nephew, a high school football player from a small New Jersey city. The personal and professional relationship between Bi...more
The anger between Bill and his brother-in-law verged on overkill. The "explanation" offered did nothing to make it less unbelievable.
Some of the plot lines were good and they were worked out to a logical conclusion. Others seemed to be tossed in for the sake of having something for the associated charact...more
This series features P.I. Bill Smith and in this book we meet his family, such as they are since he hasn't actually seen any of them in decades. Yet, his nephew Gary shows up unexpectedly, just long enough to make it clear he's in trouble and then disappears again. Even though everyone involved wants Smith to back off, he feels compelled to nose around, "stirring up trouble."
Somehow, Rozan weaves together high school and small-town sociology, bullying, and family...more