The Clockwork Teddy: A Bear Collector's Mystery
by John J. Lamb
Review by Gayle Surrette
Berkley Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780425224298
Date: 07 October 2008 List Price $6.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Brad Lyon and his wife Ashleigh have returned to San Francisco. The trip is one of mixed feelings. On the one hand, they get to visit with their daughter, who's a police officer, and with old friends and coworkers. On the other hand, Brad will be finishing up some of the loose ends from the shooting that ended his career in the force. It's also a chance for Brad and Ashleigh to show their bears at the Teddy Bear Flag Republic. But that was before Brad witnessed a robbery of a teddy bear artist at the bear show. Then on a ride-along with his old partner, Gregg, Brad spots a clue that relates to his knowledge of teddy bears that changes the assumptions made of a homicide in a fleabag motel to one where there may be lots of money involved. So, now our bear-making couple is again consulting on a murder case. From official release/information:
Product Description: When Brad and Ashleigh Lyon re-visit San Francisco, they witness a robbery at a teddy bear show---and then, when a cutting-edge robot teddy bear is found at a murder scene, Brad's former partner enlists the bear-making couple as fur-ensics experts.
At least the investigation will give them the opportunity to spend more time with their daughter, Heather, an undercover detective on the force. But as Brad and Ash unravel the mystery, they run the risk of coming to a grizzley end...