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The Dead Don't Lie: An Abe Lieberman Mystery Hardcover – August 7, 2007
"The Lying Game" by Ruth Ware
From the instant New York Times bestselling author of blockbuster thrillers In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10 comes Ruth Ware’s chilling new novel, The Lying Game. Pre-order today
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MWA Grand Master Kaminsky's 10th Abe Lieberman mystery (after 2006's Terror Town) will mostly appeal to longtime fans. Lieberman, a living legend on the Chicago police force, is drawn into a series of murders centered on the search for a long-lost journal rumored to prove that the Turks were not responsible for the horrific massacre of Armenians in the early 20th century. His longtime partner, Bill Hanrahan, is preoccupied with the birth of his newest child as well as some amateurish thugs who stumble into a more complicated crime during an attempted mugging. In addition, Lieberman is distracted by the interplay of personalities at his family synagogue. The minor story lines distract from the central plot, which also suffers from a lack of plausibility, while the intended light touch won't work for all readers. (Aug.)
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Kaminsky's Chicago cop series characters sort of resemble cartoons from strips like For Better or for Worseevery time you encounter the characters, they've changed just a little, moved just a little, adding up to big changes over a few years. Kaminsky's cops, Abe Lieberman and Bill Hanrahan (Rabbi and Father Murph, to each other), are almost annoyingly Mutt and Jeff-ishthe stoic Jewish cop and the Irish cop with a drinking problem. But, almost glacially, they do change, and it's fascinating to watch as Lieberman, for example, takes care of his daughter's kids, and Hanrahan works on faith, sobriety, a new marriage, and other antidotes to his congenital despair. The action is somewhat incidental to the character interplay in these novels. Here, the action takes off from three murders in the North Chicago Turkish community. A subplot that at first seems gratuitous leaves Hanrahan facing an old enemy and threat to his hard-won happiness. A solid series that deepens gradually with each installment. Fletcher, Connie
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In The Dead Don't Lie, members of the Turkish community are dropping like olives from olive trees. The deaths seem to be related and they seem to concern a document describing an important event in the country's past. That document may, however, be a forgery or an invention of dubious veracity, i.e. (for Kaminsky's plot purposes) a McGuffin.
Meanwhile, Abe's partner, Bill Hanrahan is investigating an attack on a Scandinavian chef who has been beaten by a husband and wife team of professional prizefighters, a beating that is related to an attack on a Chinese man who has, in the process, shot the chef in the testicle. Bottom line: the plot becomes increasingly complex and interconnected as the story proceeds. One complication (among many): Bill's wife is about to give birth to a child. Meanwhile, the Chinese man who becomes entangled in the plot owes money to a Chinese crime boss who carries a torch for Bill's wife (and whose money has been taken by the prizefighters).
It sounds more complicated than it actually reads; Kaminsky handles the architectonics of the plot with absolute mastery and manages to weave in additional material from Abe's life. Abe has been elected (without his consent) the head of his temple's men's club and the members are already lobbying him for future speakers at their functions. Jonathan Kellerman's name is mentioned, as well as the son of one of the members, `Larry the lawyer', who suffers from a speech impediment. And what, you object? Do you want to repeal the Americans with disabilities act, already?
The story is delightful, the perfect blend of violence, crime, history, ethnic maneuvering and Chicago street life. I never regret visiting Abe's world.
If you are an Abe Lieberman Fan read this Book.
This is a contemporary novel that takes place in Chicago. The two main characters are longtime partners & detectives on the Chicago Police Force. Abe Lieberman is Jewish & his nickname unsurprisingly is Rabbi. His partner, Bill Hanrahan is Irish & for some reason his nickname is Father Murphy. Their office outside their Police Precinct is the T&L Deli that is owned by Maish Lieberman, Abe's big brother. Their periodic advisors are a group of eight regulars at the Deli called the Alter Cockers. All are Jewish, except for Howie Chen who used to own the local Chinese restaurant which he sold & it's now an Indian grocery. The only requirement seems to be that they like to congregate for meals at the T&L Deli & solve all the worlds' problem while speaking Yiddish, including Howie. Whenever the Rabbi & Father Murphy come in for a meal, the alter cockers become their unofficial sounding boards. Surprisingly both cops are happily married & while middle-aged both enjoy sex with their wives. Bess is President of the synagogue & Iris is a Chinese-American who is over 50 & has just given birth to a baby named June Mei Hanrahan. Abe & Bess keep young by raising their two grandchildren, the oldest of them, Barry, just had his Bar Mitzvah. Rounding out this list of characters is a psychotic & bloodthirsty Hispanic gang leader named Emiliano "El Perro" Del Sol & his gang, the Tentaculos. Abe is affectionately called, "El Viejo" (the old man) by El Perro & his gang. They view Abe with a combination of awe, friendship, loyalty, & respect. El Perro & El Viejo has a strange friendship between them. They help each other & protect each other. I think El Perro views Abe as the father he wished he had. I think Abe truly likes El Perro & thinks of him with a weird sense of kindness & friendship. I think El Perro knows that & appreciates the way Abe feels about him. They would lay down their lives for each other. Already, one of the Tentaculos lost his life defending the life of Iris Hanrahan. The mysteries & plot lines are always original & well thought out; however, they are merely the reason for Kaminksy to revisit this cast of characters.
Sadly, this is a very well written book; but emotionally it didn't move me as much of some of his earlier Lieberman books. It's fast paced & is a page turner. The plotting is tight. The characters are vibrant. The mysteries are very original & stem from long ago history that is quite relevant today. HOWEVER, the Rabbi & Father Murph didn't work together throughout the book. Early on, they each pick up separate crimes to solve. My favorite books are the ones in which the relationship between these two partners & their interactions with the supporting cast of characters take center stage. Thus, this was a good read. It was just not one of my favorite books in this series.