355th out of 401 books — 356 voters
The Lucky Elephant Restaurant (Detective Lane Series #2)
by Garry Ryan
When the young daughter of popular radio talk show host Bobbie Reddie disappears along with Bobbie�s ex-husband, Detectives Lane and Harper are on the case. Haunted by flashbacks from a previous missing child case, Lane once again takes to the streets of Calgary looking for answers.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published February 15th 2006 by NeWest Press
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When detective Lane learns that he is supposed to look for a missing child, some demons of his past come back to him. But the situation might be quite different this time as this child might have been taken by his father. Although, the concerned mother a famous radio-host for a religious programme seems to be more sinister and perhaps vicious. Ooooh, doesn’t that sound familiar: gay man versus zealous religious wacko?? Well, yes. But I have to admit that I changed my mind after some pages becaus...more
This is the second book of a series, and I mistakenly bought this one without purchasing 1st book first. While I do start to feel caring to the main character, I feel the story is a bit, uhm, less intense. Maybe it has something to do with the setting of the town in Canada? The characters are likeable, the speed moves up in the last few pages. BUT, I don't think this is something that I'm looking forward in a murder mystery series. I prefer something more intense/dark OR since this is gay sleuth...more
This is the second book in the series and one of the best.In this book we find Detectives Lane and Harper investigating the disappearance of popular radio host Bobby young daughter who has been abducted by her ex.As the mystery begins to unravel, we learn Bobby (her annoying catch phrase is talk to me) is not what she seems.We are presented with a callous,cold,and calculating woman who is truly a prime definition of sociopath.This mystery has you on the edge of your seat and has me a true fan of...more