Monday, December 06, 2010

In Search of Mercy by Michael Ayoob (Book Review)

Mysterious Reviews: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller and Crime Novel Reviews, edited by the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books

In Search of Mercy by Michael Ayoob. A Dexter Bolzjak Mystery. Minotaur Books Hardcover, October 2010.

Far more of a character study than a mystery, the only disappointment in this otherwise superbly crafted novel comes on its final page, where an incongruous -- and completely unnecessary -- twist is introduced that diminishes, if ever so slightly, everything that preceded it.

Read the full text of our review at Mysterious Reviews: In Search of Mercy by Michael Ayoob.

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Read the first chapters of In Search of Mercy below.

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