Friday, March 25, 2016

Brooklyn on Fire - A Review

Published - January 2016, Random House
Series - Mary Handley Mystery Book 2
Author - Lawrence H. Levy
Format - ebook, paper, audio
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On the heels of assisting the Brooklyn Police Department in solving a very notable case, Mary Handley is hoping that the case would launch her career as a detective. Yet she's finding that isn't the case. When Emily Worsham shows up at Mary's office saying that her uncle has been murdered, Mary takes the case. As she investigates, she soon finds herself in the midst of a series of interconnected murders, a high stakes family scandal, and more. Yet danger is still lurking with each new clue that unfolds.

This book caught my attention in that Mary is a female Sherlock Holmes-type character. I enjoy a good mystery and unexpected twists.

Yet, I struggled with this one.  I'm not sure if it's because there was a large cast of characters and I wasn't completely sure as to how they were connected. Or if I got bogged down in tedious details. Either way it took me a long time to finish this book.

Overall, the book was good. As the mystery unfolded, I have to give the author credit, I hadn't figured out the solution/guilty party early on in the book, like I usually do.

I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for the purpose of reviewing. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

Recommended to fans of Sherlock Holmes.

Rating - 3.5 stars, rounded to 3.


1 comment:

  1. Brooklyn on Fire is far from Sherlock but it's worth reading anyway. I love Sherlock stories and decided to try this one. I'm currently thinking to write my paper about the style Doyle used.
    Warm hugs,
    Rory

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