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Dead Like Her
Sex, drugs - and Marilyn Monroe. A potentially lethal combination. It seems like a straightforward case for newly promoted DCI Paul Banham and DI Alison Grainger: the murdered women all bore an uncanny resemblance to Marilyn Monroe and worked for a lookalike agency. But the enquiry soon unearths connections with a covert investigation into drug-running and people-traffick ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Creme de La Crime
(first published June 11th 2009)
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I picked this book up simply because of its reference to Marilyn Monroe. A succession of Marilyn lookalikes are murdered and it's down to DCI Paul Banham and DI Alison Grainger to solve the case. Although it was fairly readable - it lacked depth, tension (considering it was a murder mystery it was very mundane) and was borderline silly in places, cliched, and it was hard to feel any empathy with the main characters. Okay for light entertainment when you don't feel like concentrating too much!