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Dust by Martha Grimes
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Mar 06, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction, librarybook, mystery, series
Read in February, 2007

Seems as though she is keeping the series moving along nicely, although I have to wonder how much Grimes is laughing up her sleeve at her fans by the sudden about-face into her character's lust life as well as all of her other literary references. Still, it's nice to see she's not yet so bored with it that she's stopped messing with her characters. Maybe it's an artifact of the way I've read this--a stop/start process of bedtime reading and odd moments of waiting for other things to happen during the day--but the pace of this one seems somewhat uneven. Undeniably, though, the nominal plot of this book is wholly secondary to the ongoing larger story of all of the characters. That's okay in a series so long as it stays interesting (see also: Elizabeth George's notable failure to do this in her latest episode, set in the Channel Islands).
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