Friday, 30 July 2010

Review:- Janie BOLITHO – “Lessons in Logic”

Year Published: - 2002
Where the book was from:- Pensby Library
ISBN: - 0 7540 7486 2
Pages: - 281pp (Large print)
Genre: - Cosy crime
Location:- Fictional Rickenham Green (S England)
How I came across it: - Serendipity
Rating: - ***** **
One sentence summary:- A series of obscene phone calls to a number of women become even more serious wehn one of them is murdered.

Describe the plot without giving anything away:- DCI Roper and his team go from investigating nuisance phone calls to a murder; with the threat of more deaths to come. A number of suspects are placed before the police This is the twelfth book starring DCI Roper.

General comments:- A clever plot and well delineated characters make for an enjoyable but not spectacular read.

AUTHOR Notes:- Born in Falmouth, Cornwall, Janie Bolitho enjoyed a variety of careers - psychiatric nurse, debt collector, working for a tour operator, a book-maker's clerk - before becoming a full time writer. Sadly, Janie Bolitho died of breast cancer in 2002.

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