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Street Rules (Detective L.A. Franco Mysteries #2)

3.98  ·  Rating Details ·  44 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
For 'Frank, ' L.A.P.D. Homicide Lieutenant L.A. Franco and her homicide squad, it's business as usual -- a multiple murder, ugly as it is, at least seems to have an easy explanation. Until it coincides with an untimely drive-by shooting.

The investigation ultimately pulls Frank and her squad in conflicting directions while drawing Frank closer to the county's new Chief Coro

Paperback, 264 pages
Published February 1st 2003 by Bella Books (first published January 2003)
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Heidi Gonzalez
Jan 18, 2012 Heidi Gonzalez rated it it was ok
Much slower than the last "Detective Franco" book but intriguing. You can really see the politics of the police force in this one and how Frank has to work around some of the good ole boys club in order to get her job done. I also think she did a good job showing the cycle of street gangs and how short some of the members lives can be. If you get to be 20 in a street gang you are lucky. There is a lot of gang lingo in this book which can sometimes leaving you scratching your head and trying to ...more
Oct 22, 2008 Merredith rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: no one
Shelves: lesbian, 1-or-2-stars
After so many great books, I was getting spoiled and kinda meh about even good books. Then I started reading Street Rules by Baxter Clare. At this point, I remembered all the bad books that exist. This is boring, and although it's a crime mystery, it's just so unpersonable and thuggy talking, I couldn't get into it and stopped reading. Skip!
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Nov 20, 2016 Ted Range rated it really liked it
Like the first, enjoyable, good read.
Sep 17, 2016 Megan added it
Shelves: lesbian-mystery
Some books just scream out to be a best-seller—or maybe the pilot of a fine TV series. They have great characters, a lot of local color, and an exciting plot. Street Rules has all of these and more. But sadly—for everyone—lesbian mysteries not only don’t make the best seller lists, but are rejected by publishers that have no qualms about printing garbage by straight writers.

The novel finds Lt. Frank Franco involved in the brutal murder of six members of the same family. The main suspect—a drug-
Wayne Spiceland
Jul 08, 2013 Wayne Spiceland rated it liked it
Shelves: lesbian-mystery
Mixed feelings about this one. First, to get prejudices out of the way: Kennedy, Franco’s lover at the end of Bleeding Out, was by far my favorite in that book, so I was really disappointed in the direction the author took their relationship.

Okay, now to the more objective. Clearly, the writing isn’t as good technically as in the first book, largely an editing problem. There are a lot of sentences that are really awkward, but some that are just -- well, wrong. This adversely affects the pacing
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Other Books in the Series

Detective L.A. Franco Mysteries (6 books)
  • Bleeding Out Detective L.A. Franco Mysteries, #1)
  • Cry Havoc (Detective L.A. Franco Mysteries #3)
  • Last Call (Detective L.A. Franco Mysteries #4)
  • End of Watch (Detective L.A. Franco Mysteries #5)
  • Hold of the Bone (L.A. Franco, #6)

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