Wednesday, August 26, 2009
BOOKED FOR MURDER
TITLE: BOOKED FOR MURDER
AUTHOR: V.L. McDERMID
Details: No. 5 Lindsay Gordon Mystery
Audio: 7 C.D's / 8 hours & 5 minutes
Narrator: Vari Sylvester
When popular author of young adult novels, Penny Varnavides, is found that, it's at first assumed the result of a freak accident with an exploding beer bottle. When it turns out that the way she died is the same as the murder method described in her latest, as yet unpublished, book, the police start an investigation, focusing their attention on Penny's ex-partner, Meredith.
Both Penny and Meredith are friends of Lindsay's, but still she only reluctantly leaves California for London to start her own investigation and prove Meredith innocent.
For the longest time though, there doesn't appear to be anyone else with a motive for killing Penny. And when Lindsay does find a motive, it almost ends up killing her.
This was a good mystery. I had the killer figured fairly early on, but not the motive.
The story lend itself very well to the audio format, and the narrator was good.
I may just get back to listening to audio books on a more regular basis.