The Body in the Bed by Jerold Last
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Body in the Bed by Jerold Last
I reviewed a complimentary e-book copy provided in return for my fair and impartial review.
Although “The Body in the Bed” is the first of Mr. Last’s “Roger and Suzanne Bowman” mysteries I’ve read, now I’ll have to go pick up all the earlier stories in the series. Roger and Suzanne, now a married couple living in Beverly Hills, remind me in a gentle way of Nick & Nora Charles, the fictional (and film) married detectives of the 1930’s, who in their socially upscale and light-hearted way, solved crimes. Roger is a former homicide detective in L.A., turned private investigator; Suzanne is a remarkably intelligent, highly-educated, woman, now mother of a one-year-old son. Much of their focus revolves around the city of Montevideo in Uruguay; that is how they met, and it seems that on every trip to that city of which they are so fond, they encounter yet another corpse. This trip, it’s in bed in their hotel room. By the time the story is finished, Roger & Suzanne have of course solved the crime, rooted out corruption in high places, and made their friends involved with the case happy, or at least satisfied with results, and the reader has enjoyed a delightful story line.
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