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City of Saviors by Rachel Howzell Hall
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City of Saviors

by Rachel Howzell Hall

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'City of Saviors' is Rachel Howzell Hall's latest crime novel starring homicide detective Eloise 'Lou' Norton. It's a competently executed 'whodunnit & why' with an interesting twist at the end. Lest you miss the constant reminders throughout the story (and all previous ones in the stack as well), Lou is African-American.

It begins with a 'hoarder' found dead in his severely overstuffed home. It appears to be by natural causes, but something doesn't look right to the detectives so they begin to poke around. What appears to be a fairly straightforward investigation in the beginning quickly morphs into something much messier, as the victim's strange eating habits and other anomalies pop up. In the midst of all this, Lou continues to have physical problems related to her last case that threaten to limit or stop her participation in the activity. Throw in a megachurch, various other parties interested in what the police are finding, and internecine conflict among the investigators and it becomes a tough nut to crack. They eventually figure it out, though, and Lou's able to take some time off to mend herself.

On the plus side, the writing is competent. The dialogue varies, though, with some passages being spot on and others rather stilted. The Colin character isn't portrayed as being quite as clueless as in previous novels in the series, although his hinted-at romantic interest in one of the women under investigation didn't make a lot of sense and was never resolved. The plot at a high level was pretty interesting, but I had a few minor quibbles with some of the investigatory work and the sort of rush at the end to wrap things up. It's a nice mystery but not a whole lot of explanation of what ended up to be a very complicated affair at the end. ( )
  gmmartz | Oct 31, 2017 |
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"After a long Labor Day weekend, seventy-three-year-old Eugene Washington is found dead in his Leimert Park home. At first blush, his death seems unremarkable―heatwave combined with food poisoning from a holiday barbecue. But something in the way Washington died doesn’t make sense. LAPD Homicide Detective Elouise "Lou" Norton is called to investigate the death and learns that the only family Washington had was the 6,000-member congregation of Blessed Mission Ministries, led by Bishop Solomon Tate. But something is lurking among the congregants of this church. Lou’s partner, Detective Colin Taggert, thinks her focus on the congregation comes from her distrust of organized religion. But Lou is convinced that the murderer is sitting in one of those red velvet pews―and that Bishop Tate may be protecting the wolf in the flock. Lou must force the truth into the light and confront her own demons in order to save another soul before it’s too late"--Amazon.… (more)

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