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Bones by Jonathan Kellerman
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May 21, 2009

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Another classic Alex Delaware whodunnit. I am tempted to give this four stars, just because of his consistency, but I have to admit that this one just wasn't up to his usual standards.

Alex has moved from consultant to full-on police detective, in function if not in title. He abandons all pretense of tag-along in this book, going off on his own tangents in the investigation of bodies found in a wildlife preserve.

Pluses: deft interweaving of characters and plot, with twists and turns that are just surprising enough, without leaving the reader baffled.

Cons: Little character development. Again, Robin is little more than a concubine, popping in to say hello and have sex, then disappearing again. Also, Milo's sudden overuse of the word "kiddo" became downright annoying.

In sum, a decent enough mystery to keep me up past my bedtime, but not strong enough to enter the "can't miss" categary. All the same, Delaware fans will not be disappointed.

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