Sunday, June 7, 2009

Mystery Read-A-Thon #2

Hello All!

Here's the third book I finished today, as posted on Goodreads also:

"It's actually 4.5 stars :). I liked this book so much better than the first in Sean Chercover's Ray Dudgeon series. The problem I had with Big City, Bad Blood was there was a little too much vengeance for me.

Trigger City starts out as Ray is hired by a grieving father to find out what really happened in the murder of his daughter. The Chicago Police consider it a an open-and-shut case, where a woman is killed by an employee who has exhibited maniac behaviors, and who then kills himself, leaving a suicide note. This case gets very big, very quickly, moving into international relations, and mercenaries. Is it too big for Ray to handle?

What I liked so much about this book is that Ray was a PI who worked well with others, including the police and the FBI. So many fictional PI's don't, and this made it a better story for me.

This book won the 2009 Dilys Award, given by booksellers as a favorite of theirs to recommend to customers. It is also nominated for the Anthony Award for Best Novel, and the Macavity Award for Best Novel--both awards to be given at Bouchercon, The World Mystery Convention in October, 2009.

I'm also proud to say I've met Sean Chercover, and in addition to being an author deserving of the above awards, he's also a great guy."

Re: the Mystery Read-A-Thon--I failed miserably :) at reading for 12 hours straight. I ended up taking a nap (2 hours), and got sidetracked by another project (about 1 hour), and I will be finishing up this post about an hour before my 12 hours were to end. It was fun planning for, and being involved with others who were doing the same thing.

I do have a lot of time to read overall--my husband occasionally works out of town (and he's a reader too), I don't have kids, pets, or own house with a yard to take care of, so I have a bit more time than the average person for reading. Yes, I do count myself as quite lucky in that regard.

Happy Reading!


Kathrin said...

Patti, don't be so hard on yourself! Just because you napped doesn't mean you failed! You read a lot, after all :-)
Congrats on doing really well!

Kathrin said...

Patti, please check out the Mystery Read-A-Thon blog - you won a prize! :-)