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"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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At the outset let me mention that this IS a British mystery (actually more of a Brit-American mutt), so if you are in the least put off by foreign terms or idioms you might want to consider another selection. I found quite a few terms and inside jokes that I was clueless about (and I have friends in the UK that I communicate with regularly), such as who the heck is Fred Dibner (turns out – thanks to Google - it’s Dibnah) but I didn’t consider that a reason to abandon ship and I’m glad I didn’t. For accuracy freaks, if it’s going to bother you when the protagonist states, “I thumbed her wrist,” checking a body for a pulse when most people realize you wouldn’t use a thumb since the thumb has a pulse of its own, again…you might want to consider another selection.
I enjoyed this author’s style enough to not be put off by a rather predictable plot, and the repartee between characters was often on the side of gallows humor (although that may be ‘stretching it’ – oopsie), which I like a lot. Quite a bit of action, although anyone experienced with Tae Kwon Do may find nits to pick. I wasn’t given squat for this honest review, but honestly I’d give it a recommend. All things considered, here are the standings:
(1) Zero paranormal/supernatural/magic components;
(2) Occasional profanity;
(3) No gooey romance;
(4) No explicit sex;
(5) Some violence, but not graphic;
(6) No child abuse;
(7) No animal abuse;
(8) No alternative lifestyle agenda or promotion;
(9) Not a cliffhanger ending;
(10) Grammar and punctuation police, come ahead on: I know you'll find something
Quite quickly, the novel is a murder mystery whose central character is one Eddie Greene, a smart-mouthed private investigator from the small town of Weighton who tangles with a crime boss while trying to find the killer of his first client Helen Porson - a murder that by Eddie's proximity to the event places him as a suspect. Reluctant to trust the local police he is off and running to solve the case, clear his name, survive the subterfuge and assaults, all the while uncovering Weighton's criminal underworld, the `fine-and-upstanding mayor', and a pair of ominous strangers with the uncanny tendency to turn up wherever there's trouble. Told in Greene's mouthy, trashy talk, that manages to at the same time be endearing, this entertaining tale is part whodunit, gang mentality, and funky small town on its collective ear mystery - with a big dollop of humor on the side. Grady Harp, September 13
I hope Mr. Murphy can pull it together for future books, because there is a lot of potential there, just crazy proportions for this particular recipe. (2 cups salt....one tablespoon flour).
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This book has a lot going for it- an interesting storyline with all kinds of twists and turns; funny quips and interactions between characters;...Read more