The short version is, the plots are good, with TheReveal as my favorite thus far. In this particular story we kick off with the murder of Virginia Rinaldi, a professor at the local college. Virginia's liberal outlook has challenged and sometimes riled up the locals, including some of her peers, but she is almost universally loved by her students.
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- Big Sick Heart
- The Broken Saint
- The Reveal
I became interested in the subject of pornography on campus while reading about it in academic trade journals. I was auniversity professor for some years, but I didn't hang out in the dormsand fraternities or talk with students about life there. I hadn'trealized that online pornography had become such a prominent feature ofcollege life that universities have had to create policies regulatingthe downloading of porn in dormitories--and showing it at universityevents on campus. There are many, many academic courses about thesubject--courses that themselves sometimes test the limits ofappropriate academic offerings. Who knew? Not me.
As DetectiveKaren Seagate enters into this weird and frightening world, she remainsfoul-mouthed, cynical, rude, depressed, and insubordinate. She liesconstantly and assumes that most of what people say is untrue. Sheexpects nothing good to happen to her and is rarely surprised. She's too high-maintenance for most men and for all bosses. Really, there wouldbe no good reason for anyone to want to have anything to do withher--except that she is extremely good at figuring out which liar isalso a killer.
I want to thank the many readers of the previousfive books in the series who have gotten in touch with me. I appreciateall your comments. And I hope you're willing to give The Reveal a try. If you've read any of the other books in the series, you will know that when I write about sex, it is anything but erotic. In this book,it is particularly disturbing. But I think the topic is important.You've been warned.