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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Perfect Alibi by Sheldon Siegel

Perfect Alibi is a Mike Daley mystery, but this is the first book I've read in the series.

Mike Daley and Rosie Fernandez used to be married, but now they are both law partners and life partners without marriage.  When their sixteen-year-old daughter's boyfriend is arrested for murdering his father, Mike and Rosie have a vested interest because their daughter is the boy's alibi.  Mike takes the case when asked, although he has reservations and recommends another lawyer because of the family's connection to the defendant.

I wasn't that impressed with this novel.  It was interesting, but not compelling, and I found both teenagers annoying.  They are obviously keeping some things back, which seems pretty silly considering the seriousness of the charges.

Is Bobby Fairchild guilty of killing his father?  Is Grace an accomplice?  Or can Mike and Rosie discover the real murderer and motive?

Fiction.  Mystery.  2010.  359 pages.


  1. bookmagic - Yes. All teenagers are annoying, and I was one of the worst, but in a novel, the annoying part has to resonate. These kids were just irritating.