What is hiding shallowly beneath the surface of Boston’s school system? Nascent reporter, Madison, investigates government corruption in the twisty crime comic, Bury the Lede.
Madison is an intern at the Boston Lede, the New York Times of Boston. She is fetching coffee and dreaming of her first byline when suspected socialite murderer, Dahlia, agrees to talk with her in prison. Instead of talking about the death of her husband or the disappearance of her young son, Dahlia gives Madison a hint about widespread city corruption. As Madison pursues the lead, she follows a twisty and torturous path that will impact both her love life and her family.
Bury the Lede is a superior crime comic. The mystery is compelling and a challenge to solve. The relationships, both straight and LGBTQ, feel realistic. The artwork has the feel of a 1950s noir film. Overall, it’s a pleasant way for armchair detectives to spend an hour or two. 4 stars!
Thanks to Boom! Studios and NetGalley for granting my wish for a copy in exchange for my honest review.
Posted in Graphic Novel, Mystery & Thrillers, New Books Tagged with: Lgbtqia, Oct 8 2019, procedural, reporter
Four seemingly unrelated cases baffle FBI agents Sherlock and Savich in the 21st entry in the series.
A woman is held hostage in her house by a dirty and confused man who says he only wants to protect her. A killer is rescued from his initial prison transport and disappears. A newborn is kidnapped from a hospital. The son of a US Senator is suspected of murdering his girlfriend but he has no memory of the event.
There are many plot strands in Enigma that are woven together expertly. Ms. Coulter is obviously an experienced thriller writer. I particularly enjoyed the scientific aspects of the plot. There hasn’t been a good science thriller since Robin Cook and Michael Crichton died. Enigma eventually evolves into a fascinating exploration of anti-aging technology.
I would recommend Enigma to anyone who likes to read FBI procedurals or scientific thrillers. It is not necessary to read any previous entries in this series to enjoy this novel.
Thanks to the publisher, Gallery, and netgalley for the advanced review copy in exchange for my honest review. Enigma will be available September 12, 2017.
Posted in Mystery & Thrillers Tagged with: FBI, procedural, Sept 12 2017