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GRAVEYARD SHIFT
by Kelly Lange

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Suspense

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The latest in Lange's Maxi
Poole series is full of insight into
the television news industry. This
novel's strength is its gritty, realistic understanding of journalism.

Maxi Poole is one of the leading anchors at her TV station. She paid
her dues and worked up from covering
the shady nightlife of Los Angeles on
the graveyard shift to anchoring the primetime newscast. So when her
boss tells her that she will be returning
to the graveyard shift, she fears that
her career is about to take a dive.

Veteran journalist Tom McCartney has been asked to keep an eye on her during her nighttime canvassing of L.A.'s most crime-ridden areas. When a colleague is brutally murdered, it is suspected that a serial killer has come out of retirement. And what Maxi doesn't know about the motivations of the men in her life could get her killed.

This novel is an interesting read because Lange has a clear voice and an intimate understanding of the world the Maxi inhabits. It would be even better if the characters gave more emotional responses to the horrific murders that touch their lives. (May, 358 pp., $24.95)

Reviewed By: Jenifer Hunt

Publisher: Mysterious Press

Published: May 2005

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