DEAD OF THE DAY
There's a lot to like about Olson's new Annie Seymour mystery. Cliffhangers and plot twists make this an absorbing novel, and she tells a great story that moves quickly and has lots of action. Secondary characters who appear infrequently are
a little difficult to keep track of, but Olson provides reminders along the way. Events concerning Annie's love life add an appealing romantic element. Olson's skillful telling of an action-packed story makes this book difficult to put down.
It's a heavy news day, but this is only the beginning. These events are spokes in a complex web of crimes, and Annie's investigation makes her a prime target. (Obsidian, Nov., 320 pp., $6.99)