Wednesday, January 24, 2007

BERMUDA SCHWARTZ by Bob Morris (St. Martin's Minotaur)

It's not just an invitation to a seventieth birthday party that draws Zack Chasteen to Bermuda. It's not even the opportunity to sell the birthday gal eight palm trees at an exhorbitant price. Mostly, it's the opportunity to drink rum on the island with Barbara Pickering. Zack ignores the old adage, "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is." Before he even unpacks his suitcase, he's discovered a body. Soon he's tangled up with not only a local treasure-finding legend but the local mafia. Bob Morris proves that writing about brutal murder can be done with a light hand. I'm going back and reading this series from the beginning!

1 comment:

James Harrison will taste Manflesh said...

I've been following Bob Morris since he started writing -- it's rare to find an author whose characters feel like real people AND can weave a plot that you can't dig your mind out of. Doubly rare if you're looking for characters you actually wish you could meet. Morris is that rare author, and I'm glad to see that people are taking notice of him.