The Lavender Lane Lothario

The Lavender Lane Lothario

A Berger and Mitry Mystery

Book - 2016
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A crime-fighting, biracial couple investigate the murder of a woman whose charred remains were found in the rubble of the local, rowdy beach bar she recently had shut down.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250076113
1250076110
Branch Call Number: MF HANDLER, DAVID
Characteristics: 245 pages ; 22 cm

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Jun 27, 2017

I have found a new favourite to gobble up. Thoroughly modern, socially bold, highly intelligent, endearing characters. Who else would think of pairing up a size XXL doughboy of a culinary afficionado, social butterfly and reporter of a Jewish man hooked on old movies with a sleek, tiny bit over six feet tall, highly connected, impossibly smart and beautiful policewoman of colour? (Handler's own terms).

Desiree is assigned cases to investigate (and gets herself into dangerous predicaments) and is able to solve them before all hell breaks loose or her highly placed father has to intervene, thanks to Mitch, who does a lot of informal socializing behind the scenes, learns highly important elements to the case and unwittingly saves the day (and Desiree) on numerous occasions. Desiree's Crown Vic cruiser finds itself in precarious positions and is nearly as much a character as Desiree's other friends and colleagues.

The colour lavender in the title attracted me to this book, and I am now reading through the other titles in the series, all of which feature a different colour in the title.

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