Friday, August 29, 2014

Shani's review of The Body in the Parking Structure by Jerold Last

Reviewed by -- Shani Bush        

Book Review of -- The Body in the Parking Structure by Jerold Last        

My overall star rating -- from 1-5

About the book:
Suzanne Foster discovers the body of a Bolivian scientist in the parking garage next to the Medical School at UCLA. The police treat the killing as just another drug deal gone bad. P.I. Roger Bowman, Suzanne, and his team investigate the murder, which seems to be linked to a small biotechnology company and a new anti-cancer drug they are developing. The reader is off on a whirlwind tour of Los Angeles and Westwood in search of clues. The clues are all there: Can you figure out whodunit before Roger does? This fast-paced short story features characters from the author's popular South American mystery novel series working on a murder case at home in Los Angeles.  

Book creation ratings:
Overall total -- 30 out of a possible 30
-- Story & characters -- 10
-- Cover & title -- 10
-- Editing & formatting -- 10
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

My 5 point review:
-1- I am a lover of mysteries and this really nailed it.          
-2- Gives a aura of the old fashioned mysteries of the earlier days of Tommy and Tuppence of the Agatha Christie book eras.         
-3- Kept my interest.         
-4- Kept the mystery throughout.         
-5- Well wrote.        

Would you want to read this author again?  Yes

Reader Recommendations
Genre -- mystery
Age recommendations -- unsure
Sex content rating -- Didn't notice any
Violence rating -- Minor

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