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Dead Beat by Val McDermid
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Apr 17, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: mystery-thriller

Competently written, but I was bored out of my mind.

Typical serial mystery fare, with competent female private dick. Characters are above-average cardboard, with occasional strange inconsistencies: the boyfriend seemed made up of cute smiles, black rim glasses, a supposed laid-back personality yet with rage sufficient to be punching through walls; the boss was a bear who loved her; etc.

The plot is slipping out of my mind even as I type. They tell me this series improves much as it goes on. Even so, I don't think I'll keep reading.

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