The Book Case
by Nelson DeMille
Review by Gayle Surrette
Thomas & Mercer Kindle Single ISBN/ITEM#: B007GBTB0Q
Date: 14 June 2012
Otis Parker, owner of Dead End Bookstore, was found dead by one of his employees, Scott Bixby. Detective John Corey got the call. He knew the store, so he went by to take a look, to make sure it was really an accident and not murder. However, murder was doubtful, after all Otis died when the heavy bookcase tipped over, pinning him to his desk. But all is not what it seems once Corey looks at the scene.
This Kindle Single is a delight. Detective Corey is crusty and cynical, with a dry sense of humor. There's a lot of musing on authors who write about police solving murders, versus the police who actual solve murders.
There enough misdirection to make a batch of red herring stew. Then there's the quirky but realistic characters who seem to only care about getting on with their own lives rather than mourning the loss of Otis Parker.
You may guess who done it, but the journey to the last pixel is well worth the time and may just give you a bit of a smile for a job well-done.