Thursday, January 21, 2010

'The Little Death' by P.J. Parrish, 2009; Pocket Books-Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Palm Beach is the setting of this mystery/thriller that keeps you guessing until the very end. P.I. Louis Kincaid partners with his friend Mel to help prove Reggie Kent, Mel's friend, innocent of murder. This is Kincaid's first venture into the Palm Beach area and there are surprises everywhere.

The authors, who are sisters, reveal the glaring differences between North and South Palm Beach which are eye openers to the reader. There are no holds barred and the reading is thoroughly enjoyable as well as informative, which is such a plus.

So many fascinating characters appear in this book and it is done without excess which can easily lose a reader. One of my favorites was Margery Cooper Laroche whose persona was such a contribution to the story. Other interesting characters abound in the book.

'The Little Death' will grip you in so many ways - plot, characters, geography/setting - all in a mystery that never slows down. I truly enjoyed every facet of this book and highly recommend it.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Connie,
    Thanks so much for your kind review. And Margery is one of our favorite characters as well!
    PJ Parrish