Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Murder Room

This is our second book club pick. I hope it doesn't kill the club.

This is the true story of a group of professionals from the ranks of profilers, forensic experts, and basic police work dedicated to looking into cold cases in the hopes of achieving justice for forgotten victims and their families. In a way it's CSI in written form bebopping from case to case and mostly focused on the three men who are the "founders" of the group. It was hard to get through the first part of this book which introduced us to our three protagonists pre-group. The writing was inconsistent, often gruesome, repetitive and about 200 pages too long.

I guess if I needed help solving a murder I would consider seeking out these people, but other than that I don't want to spend any more time with them.

England, England

The basic premise of this novel, putting everything tourists would want to see in England in one convenient location seemed to me to have a lot of promise. Unfortunately that promise went awry in my opinion. The problem was the people executing this premise. For some reason the main character was a woman whose dad had left when she was young and therefore had a stunted love life. Huh? Exactly. I would not recommend the book, and I especially hated the Kindle version because it was full of typos and lacked proper spacing. I finished this a month ago and am just now blogging it. That pretty much says it all.