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Close Case by Alafair Burke
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Mar 07, 08

bookshelves: librarybook, fiction, mystery, legal
Read in May, 2007

I'm kind of ambivalent about her stuff. She obviously has the real life credentials and knows her subject, and her plotting isn't bad. But she just plain doesn't have her father's skill at characterization and location: any book where you have to keep track of the character's names rather than recognizing them just isn't all that well developed, and that generally results in my not especially caring about what happens to them, either. Similarly, if I didn't know the locale names from my few visits to Portland, she certainly wouldn't be evoking any atmosphere other than occasionally pointing out that it's raining. So, not the worst, but really not the best, either.

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