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Monday, July 15, 2013

The 2013 Hundie Challenge #56: Lay Death at her Door

All right, without any further preamble, let's take a crack at making a tag for LAY DEATH AT HER DOOR by Elizabeth Buhmann.

LAY DEATH AT HER DOOR is like CRY THE BELOVED COUNTRY meets that 2002 Katie Holmes vehicle ABANDON.

Yeah, you really didn't think I'd be able to do this one, did you?  I read.  And, uh, watch movies.  So there.

You know, everyone told me this book was twisted.  And I was like, "I've met Elizabeth Buhmann.  She's a nice lady.  There's no way it could be all that twisted."

I was wrong.  "Death" fucking wrong.

I thought I had figured this book out about halfway through.  I said to myself, "Oh, well, there's only one possible outcome to this."  Well, I was right after a fashion.  But I was only about 10% right.  This is one of those mysteries that blows your brains out, like THE SIXTH SENSE. 

Oh, so, there was a reference to Sam Spade about halfway through this book, and it occurred to me what the author was trying to do.  If I could sum up this book in a sentence (anyway, a better one than the one I already tried), it's like an old noir novel, except from the perspective of the femme fatale instead of the PI.  Pretty cool, no?

For the back cover blurb click here.

For an excerpt click here.

And to go ahead and knock this one out of the park with a buy, click here.

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