As a crime writer, Molly Blume has learned to trust her instincts when it comes to ferreting out good stories. That's why she knows she has something when she sees the story of Lenore Saunders in the paper. Lenore was found in her nightgown out on the road, almost dead from a hit and run accident, and Molly wants to know why. The police tell her she's making something out of nothing, but Molly can't let this case go without a reasonable explanation. While she's looking for answers, Lenore dies in the hospital, supposedly by her own hand. Molly is unconvinced and knows she will have no peace until she figures out what is happening.

BLUES IN THE NIGHT is a wonderful suspense story that keeps up its fast pace until the very last sentence. Molly's Orthodox Judaism adds another very interesting facet to the book. Krich works in facts about the Jewish religion with ease, and never at the expense of the story. I'm looking forward to the next book in this wonderful series! (Oct., 352 pp., $23.95)

Reviewed by: 
Robyn Glazer