"A fresh new voice enters the mystery genre"
He hates anyone who isn't white and blames an Asian for
hurting his knee causing him not to play pro ball or go to
Vietnam at the height of the war. Now he gets his jollies
by killing any non-white activist who wants to give
minorities a helping hand. On his last mission he killed a
Mexican reformer who was becoming high profile on both
sides of the border.
Scotia MacKinnon, a former police officer turned
private investigator, lives on her boat 'Dragonspray' off
San Juan Island. She maintains an office on land so she
can keep her personal and professional lives separate. Her
latest client is Elyse Montenegro, a woman who believes she
is being stalked. Elyse's husband, a political activist,
was killed four months ago but the murderer left no
evidence at the scene. She wants Scotia to find the
stalker and identify the killer. Scotia is too
tenderhearted to say no to what is a very dangerous case.
Sharon Duncan makes her debut with an intricate and
interesting novel. Her heroine is a cross between Kinsey
Millhone and Paul Bishop's Fey Croaker. This blending of
these two characters should not work, but does. DEATH ON A
CASUAL FRIDAY is a memorable mystery and hopefully there
will be more novels starring this very likable heroine.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 3, 2001