Then I was browsing around and found this interesting website from the National Book Foundation, 60 Years of the National Book Awards- 79 Fiction Winners. Click on the book jackets and it leads you to all kinds of information about each title. Very nicely done.
All this talk about book awards should whet your appetite for Young Bill’s next entry. (teaser)
From the looks of the cover, you might think it ‘s a “cozy” but not so. The main character detective is dead, but plays it very straight as he works his dead person tricks to get his partner a step up in crime solving. Detective Kevin Fahey wasn’t such a great guy before he found himself in this afterlife limbo. He’s trying to make up for his failings by helping out his parter Maggie Gunn, since she’s now stuck with a bummer of a new partner.
They’re both trying to find out who killed the nurse and who stole the little boy from across the street from her house. Are the crimes connected? Did the kidnapper just use the homicide drama as a diversion for childnapping? Chaz McGee has invented a very interesting crime fighter.
This book was on my library new bookshelf, and I think now I’m going to have to find the first book in the series, Desolate Angel.
Also, just found out Chaz is really Katy Munger. Now I’ll have to try some of her other books, the Casey Jones series looks really promising.