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by Naomi Hirahara

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery

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Hirahara’s well-written mystery evokes a light and breezy style, making it a quick and enjoyable read despite the dark subject matter of murder. The author has also done a fantastic job of creating a main character who is both warm and realistic as she tackles a murder investigation close to her heart. This novel is a wonderful read.

Bike cop Ellie Rush is part of an increased police presence in L.A.’s Chinatown for the Chinese New Year parade when she hears a report on her radio that a dead body has been found in an alley. Ellie dreads learning the identity of the body since one of her college classmates recently went missing. Sure enough, when Ellie arrives on the scene she finds Jenny Nguyen shot to death. As Ellie investigates, she encounters red tape and increased interest from outside authorities. Will she be able to solve the murder, or will Jenny’s killer go to any lengths possible to silence Ellie as well? (PRIME CRIME, Apr., 304 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Lauren DuBois

Publisher: PRIME CRIME

Published: April 2014

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