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Astounding Wolf-Man Complete Collection
Robert Kirkman
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Highly recommended detective novel

Two Nights: A Novel - Kathy Reichs

Really enjoyed this detective novel which,in many ways, harks back to the Raymond Chandler/ Ross Macdonald detective novels of my past. A troubled ex-army, ex-cop takes on a missing person's case from a wealthy Southern family. Incorporating a good deal of action (murder, bomb, torture, cult .. ), this novel moves along at a fair pace with lots of characterisation and description.

In fact my main gripes would be an over-abundance of description of places which are barely mentioned again and unnecessary street directions in cities - which demonstrate the author's wide research and knowledge but are of little interest to anybody who does not know Charleston, Chicago, LA, Washington etc...

Not having read any of Kathy Reich's previous work (although I shall), I enjoyed this immensely. Highly recommended.