I grew up on Sherlock Holmes, Dasheill Hammett and many other classic detective stories and I love the genre. Problem with most "modern" detective sto..Show More »ries is they throw in a lot of foul language and gratuitous sex for no apparent reason...rating, I guess. This is a great story without any of that unnecessary stuff. Reminds me of my favorite TV show..CASTLE.
This reads as a pretty good mystery with a solid story and no huge holes in the narrative. Then there is the man they picked to narrate this novella. ..Show More »His stumbling staccato delivery is a boon to the dentists of all of us who sat through his performance. To further this lack of coherence between book and reader, while the setting is San Antonio Mr. Killavey has a wicked thick Boston accent. This story was good enough that I manged to listen through to the end but it was due to my loyalty to an excellent story by John Dalglish. I may give another book in the series with a different reader a shot.
A fast moving story where the detectives seem like they are real in developing their investigation. The narrator, as he has done before, picks up the ..Show More »pace of the story as he reads the text. Joshua Bennington does his best work when the story flows. The book just ends too quickly leaving me to hope there will be a new adventure available real soon.
Joshua Bennington is the voice of Detective Strong. His voice and accents allow a listener to follow what is happening at any moment. The book is pres..Show More »ents another case where reasoning allows the case to be solved in a way I sort of picture might happen in a real case. The dialog between Vanessa and Jason works well. I have already gotten one of my friends hooked on the series. I hope Mr. Bennington is back in book 13 when it comes out.