"All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality -- the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape."
--Author Christopher Benson



Friday, June 4, 2010

The Case of the Great Granny by Thomas Emmon Pisano

Detective Bradley Daggers is investigating the murder of a woman, a grandmother, and he has several suspects, one of which is the deceased very beautiful, but very bad tempered granddaughter, who wants the case to close quickly so she can get to her inheritance.  As the investigation continues, the suspects and motives seem to multiply, including depraved relatives and bungling hit men.  There seems to be many people who wanted to separate the victim from her valuables.  Throw in some gunfights and a bit of hanky panky and you have the classic who-dun-it.

This book is written like the classic cop shows on television.  Every day starts out at the precinct, the one-nine, with the commanding officer giving the assignments, all he has to add is "Be careful out there," and you would think you are reading a copy of a script from Hill Street Blues, but this takes place in Los Angeles so maybe Dragnet would be a better reference.  

Each day also includes a weather report, I didn't know it rained so much in California.  

Daggers is a big tough cop who doesn't need a partner but after shooting a witness he get a nice looking female partner.  

It is a classic plot, with a classic theme and classic characters.  But all this being said, I did enjoy this book, putting all the evidence pieces together, as many wrong assumptions as right, a little gratuitous sex thrown in.  It was a good suspenseful read.

Please take time to go to the author's web site to find out more about this author and his book and keep him in your prayers.   http://thomasemmonpisano.com/

 Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


purplume said...

This totally sounds like a book I want to read. XD

Mardel said...

HeeHee - I live in California. It depends on which section of California on the rain - but in Northern California we get a fair amount. Except for last year, when we had a drought. Which is nothing like the droughts you get anywhere else. Another thing that gets exaggerated is our rain storms, or storms systems as they call them now. I believe what other states would consider regular rain, gets reported as a "Rain Storm" over here. LOL.

I love the title of this book, reminds me of the mysteries I read as a kid - Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, and others.