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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Closer Still by Jo Bannister

Closer Still continues Bannister's Brodie Farrell series.

From Publishers Weekly

In British author Bannister's absorbing eighth Brodie Farrell mystery (after 2007's Flawed), Farrell continues to juggle the two men in her life: Det. Supt. Jack Deacon of the Dimmock police, who's the father of her young son, and Daniel Hood, the lovelorn math teacher who helps run Looking for Something? Farrell's finding agency. The murder of Joe Loomis—pimp, drug dealer, racketeer—is almost cause for celebration until the victim's dying utterance results in Deacon's removal from the case. When the investigation uncovers a suspected terrorist plot with Dimmock as the unlikely target, the focus shifts to preventing panic by foiling the terrorists. Farrell also becomes embroiled in the hunt for Loomis's killer. Bannister's portrayal of the town's response to a possible attack shows how easily mistrust can mushroom into violence. Readers will relish Bannister's well-plotted solution and the revelation of unexpected depths and facets in her series characters. (Aug.)

As I try to catch with reviews, I'm resorting to summaries from other reviewers.

It should be no surprise that I enjoyed Closer Still, as I always enjoy Brodie, Daniel Hood, and Jack Deacon and their adventures in Dimmock. 

Fiction.  Mystery/Crime.  2008.  336 pages.

1 comment:

  1. I looked up Jane Was Here - looks very interesting.

    Have a happy reading week