Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Misery Bay (Alex McKnight) by Steve Hamilton

Finally Alex McKnight, the PI from Paradise is back. Steve Hamilton did some standalones which were so well-received I was getting worried Alex might never return.
There's no love lost between police chief Maven and Alex, but still the old cop asks for his help in finding out who is killing state troopers and their children, making it look like suicides. What follows is as much a thriller as it is a PI novel and will probably also appeal to fans of the Kellermans or Tess Gerritsen. It read a bit too much like a regular thriller for me, and I could've done without the pretty FBI agent that we see pop up in so many hardboiled novels these days but it WAS good to see Alex and his pals return and hopefully he'll be back soon.

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