Image of Closer Still: A Brodie Farrell Mystery (Brodie Farrell Mysteries)

CLOSER STILL

Image of Closer Still: A Brodie Farrell Mystery (Brodie Farrell Mysteries)
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Long-running series often become dull and predictable, but that's not the case with Bannister's Brodie Farrell cycle. The author divulges new insights into her characters' personalities -- and she writes a good murder mystery to boot. Here's hoping Brodie will be around for many more years.

Brodie has been caring for her newborn, Jonathan, who has a rare eye disease that could cause blindness. In the meantime, her good friend Daniel Hood has been running her detective agency, but Brodie is eager to return to work. And Jonathan's father, Detective Superintendent Jack Deacon, is doing everything in his power to shut down the most despicable crook in town, Joe Loomis.

After threatening Brodie and Jonathan, Loomis dies from a knife wound. But before he does, he tries to say his killer's name, which begins with the letter "D." Brodie can't resist becoming involved in this mystery and begins searching for the killer. (ST. MARTIN'S MINOTAUR, Aug., 304 pp., $24.95)
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Barb Anderson