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The Lucky Elephant Restaurant (Detective Lane Series #2)

3.84  ·  Rating Details ·  45 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
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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, 241 pages
Published February 15th 2006 by NeWest Press
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Ije the Devourer of Books
Oct 13, 2014 Ije the Devourer of Books rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this and it was nice to read a LAMDA winner from 2007 but it wasn't my favourite in the list of nominees for the mystery category that year.

It was an ok mystery but kind of predictable. I like mysteries that keep me guessing to the end and the murderer was just plain to see early on in the story.

I enjoyed this more than book one in the series because I am now familiar with the characters in the book. The one thing I didn't like was the crazy religious people. I always feel that mad or
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Kay Sachse
Nov 28, 2013 Kay Sachse rated it liked it
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
Ami
Nov 23, 2009 Ami rated it liked it
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
Neet
Mar 05, 2012 Neet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Chuck Slack
Jul 24, 2016 Chuck Slack rated it really liked it
This is the second in the series and I found The Lucky Elephant Restaurant to be a better effort than the first. More believable characters and a more focussed story. Living in the city where the story takes place is kind of fun as the author is quite descriptive in his portraying Calgary.

This is a light, enjoyable mystery and a read recommended if you want something that isn't too heavy.
Susan
This is a solid second book in this series. I liked this episode better than the first. I am enjoying the development of the characters and their interactions. The plot was interesting and moved at a good pace.

For me there were only two drawbacks:

1) minor (very minor) poor grammar. i.e. The past tense of 'to lead' is LED not LEAD. The latter is a type of metal. Normally, this would not bother me too much but in this case it was done several times in the book.

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Philip
May 10, 2013 Philip rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good Quick Read!
I really like this series and I'll surely Keep reading the rest of them in order if I can!
Great bunch of characters!! And good detection!
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