Monday, September 19, 2005

#63 Murder in the Hearse Degree by Tim Cockey

Murder in the Hearse Degree
Date Started: Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Date Finished: Sunday, September 18, 2005
My BookCrossing Rating: 8 out of 10 stars
For some reason, not quite the gut buster for me as his previous 3 novels in the Hitchcock Sewell series. In this one, Hitch is his usual satirical self, and attempts to piece together the pieces of a murdered nanny for an old friend who’s back in town. I think perhaps it’s Pete’s character, and his denial in facing up to the problems in his marriage that bugged me a bit more than it did in the previous book where Pete was first introduced. Beyond that however, the writing is sharp and snappy, and Hitch’s character, though he has hard time being serious about anything, manages to uncover a few secrets which have put other people’s lives in danger. I’m definitely looking forward to more Hitch!

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