Only two this week.
1: All I Did Was Shoot My Man(ARC) – Walter Mosley; the new Leonid McGill mystery. He wants to help Zella Grisham who was getting out of prison after eight years of a fifteen year term for shooting her boy friend when she caught him in bed with her best friend. She didn’t deny doing it,just not remembering doing it. The prosecutors hadn’t been inclined to try her until $50,000 was found in her storage locker, part of a fifty-eight million dollar cash robbery from a holding company across the street from her place of employment. She wouldn’t give up her confederates so she went down for the shooting.
McGill proved she hadn’t had anything to do with the robbery and her sentence was commuted. Not hard for him as he was the one who had framed her in the first place. Back then that was his specialty. Nowadays he was more or less an honest private eye, not crooked, only slightly bent.
He wanted to help her and the only clue to the real robbers was the man who had hired him.
Fifty-eight million can buy a lot of trouble though. Two hit men from Europe after him, then a third, the company that suffered strangely uncooperative, It’s a real puzzler.
I’ve already read this one and thoroughly enjoyed it.
2: The Dummy Line(ARC) – Bobby Cole: avid hunter Jake Crosby loves camping trips with his nine year old daughter, Katy. Mom isn’t interested so it’s always just the two hunting and fishing together. But deep in the Alabama woods, they run afoul of a band of drug dealers and are suddenly on the run as Jake desperately protects his daughter and himself.