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"Depth of Lies" by E. C. Diskin
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The whole Maggie Sullivan series is very distinctive. Think Kinsey Millhone as a contemporary of Phillip Marlowe. The setting – Dayton, OH instead of New York or LA – also helps set it apart.
Myers does a great job of putting the reader in the time frame – 1940 – through little details instead of relying on heavy doses of the slang so prevalent in novels set in that era to get the point across.
This book had a lot of production errors – mainly missed and wrong words and punctuation. There is no excuse – absolutely none – for this many errors in an e-book after all this time. Doesn’t anyone employ proofreaders anymore?
I think what I like best about the books is the solid sense of "place". Meyers really makes you feel as if you're in that city and time period. The books aren't flashy, nor are the characters; they're "just" a very good read, perfect for a cold winter's day beside a warm fire with a couple fingers of good scotch.
Plot: I give the plot 4 out of 5 stars. Scenes flow realistically from one to the another. None of the situations feel forced--I'd probably do the same thing if I were Maggie. I didn't quite understand the secondary danger of the plot. I needed that danger to blend a bit more with the first, which is why I didn't give 5 out of 5 stars.
Tension: I give the book's tension 5 out of 5 stars. This time around, the tension comes from subtle, shifting benchmarks. Freeze won't listen to Maggie. Her client wants her help, but won't quite listen to what she says. Patrons at the hotel might be trying to kill her, or they might be just as lost and scared as Maggie.
Characters: 5 out of 5 stars. I really enjoyed all the characters Shumus with a Skirt. I found that the characters were well-developed without stereotyping. Is Ruth a friend, or an enemy? What does Pearly want? Is Florence as frail as she acts? Is Maggie's client a blustery former stage performer, or a calculated thief? Is the man with the flesh-colored eye patch a friend or foe?