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Friday, February 14, 2020

Murder in Rat Alley by Mark de Castrique

My first read of this author - this book is fine as a stand alone as well.

We have a pair of private investigators ex Veterans who somehow find themselves surrounded by the mystery of dead bodies and in this case the body is decades old. Missing from his work station, Frank was a quiet, hard working man a computer geek at the time of the computers infancy, he had no enemies and was an unassuming man. When body parts were discovered in the grounds of a space station the odds of a murder being committed there were very high what with security being tight but slowly unraveling the mystery we find it connected to a murder in Vietnam of another veteran and the involvement of a family and current criminal activities, the pace hots up.

Very good characterization, a fast pace and well thought out plot and story this held my interest throughout. I will be looking out for this author in the future as well.

Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of Poisoned Pen Press.


  1. This sounds interesting!

    (Is it my computer or is your header gigantic?)

  2. Your header looks gigantic to me, too, by the way.

    I'm so glad you enjoyed this book. Mark de Castrique is a favorite of mine.