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She Murdered Me with Science - lolo_wilderkind
She Murdered Me with Science
That's the name of the book I'm reading right now. It's by a local author and he asked me to blog about it. So, here goes:

I'm on page 139 and I am enjoying it immensely. It's very unlike what I usually read--a detective novel with a generous dash of Cold War Era science fiction. The main character is a PI, falsely accused, on the lam, and trying to find the true villain in a web of international intrigue and horrific scientific mishap/misdeed. I like the hero; he's very believable. It's really well paced, and I haven't been able to put it down all evening.

Also, I think I know who dunnit. The last person you'd ever expect, especially since this person is supposed to be dead. It's incredibly tempting to stay up all night reading and see if my suspicion is correct. But I won't, because my vacay is over.

By the way, the New Mexico Intstitute of Technology in the book (fictional) really puts me in mind of Los Alamos, NM, which is where I just spend aforementioned vacay. Both tiny little towns whose entire economy revolves around a government-funded weapons lab. Coincidence? Perhaps. But I can see the book's setting clear as day in my mind's eye, which enhances the escapist joy of reading.

This book is well written, and I think Jonathan Lethem fans would dig it. There are some proofreading errors, which is annoying, I find those in every book, and they are limited in this one.

Current Location: back home in Denvah
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