Friday, November 1, 2013

The Case of the Purloined Painting, a Review

 
Sean Sean is not your usual detective--he's really short with a really tall girlfriend, and doesn't act much like the usual detective in modern novels. He is in fact, a delightful hero, going about his detecting in a thorough though sometimes dangerous manner.

In this particular case, Sean investigates a murder and finds himself in a tangled mess that involves a painting stolen during World War II, a suspicious woman, and a ledger. During his investigation, attempts are made on Sean's life while he drives his trusty car through snow storms.

The weather is portrayed in such an excellent manner, I felt cold nearly the whole time I was reading the book. The mystery itself is compelling, but most of all I was entertained by Sean Sean himself.

While I attending mystery conventions in various places--Love is Murder, Bouchercon and Mayhem in the Midlands, I had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know the author, Carl Brookins.

The Case of the Purloined Painting is an enjoyable detective novel with a fascinating puzzle and an intriguing group of characters. Highly recommended.

Marilyn

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