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The Intelligencer by Leslie Silbert
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Aug 07, 11

really liked it
Read in August, 2011

This is definitely closer to 3.5 stars... 3 stars for the first half of the book, and 4 for the second half. The protagonist is a former grad student turned private investigator (as is the author) - yes, I'm a sucker for books written by and/or featuring academics, but mostly if they're doing something cooler than what we typically do. :) It mixes a historical fiction mystery with a current-day mystery. The first half of the book takes awhile to get into - partly because so many characters are introduced between these two plotlines - but once I hit the half-way point, I didn't want to stop reading until I found out what was going on. Some twists and turns as the story continued convinced me it's worth checking out what else Silbert has written (but apparently her 2nd novel, which continues with the current-day characters in this novel, is not yet complete).
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