105. Miami, It’s Murder by Edna Buchanan (1994)
The Britt Montero Mysteries Book 2
Length: 244 pages
Genre: Contemporary Mystery
Started: 6 November 2013
Finished: 9 November 2013
Where did it come from? From a Library Book Sale
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 1 June 2001
Why do I have it? I like contemporary mysteries and Edna Buchanan as an author.
Miami is a city teeming with life and with a restless energy that is undeniable. A city where the skies are always blue and life and death are seldom simple. Miami is also the home of Britt Montero, a feisty, charismatic Cuban-American crime reporter.
In Miami, It’s Murder, Britt is investigating a series of bizarre deaths involving sex, electrocution, and freshly poured concrete. With a retired, terminally ill detective as her friend and source, Britt probes the unsolved rape and murder of a little girl, which ultimately may implicate the rich and powerful front-runner in the governor’s race. She also follows the trail of a terrifying serial rapist who ambushes career women in the bathrooms of the gleaming downtown skyscrapers that spear the Miami skyline.
This quest takes her from the sterile and antiseptic police crime lab with its forensic experts, into the dark heart of Santeria – a blood-fueled religion linked to spells, symbols, sacrifice, and the occult. Enraged by Britt’s stories, the rapist escalates his violence and focuses his obsession on her. Stalked by the shadowy rapist, on the trail of a serial killer, Britt comes ever closer to learning the shocking truth as tensions mount and the stories intersect with edge-of-the-seat suspense and an astonishing conclusion.
This may be the second or third book that I’ve read by Edna Buchanan and I’ve enjoyed them all. In my opinion, this book was very well-written, with likable characters; and an action-packed, intricate plot that led in directions that I wasn’t expecting. I give this book an A+! Edna Buchanan certainly knows her stuff as an author.
A+! – (96-100%)
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight