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Death of a Dying Man (2009)

by J. M. Redmann

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I have liked this author's past mysteries but this one totally turned me off. Her detective, Micky Knight, has become thoroughly obnoxious. Maybe she always was and I didn't notice? Maybe she has not aged well? Anyway, characters like her remind me that it is possible for lesbians to be just as misogynistic and sexist as men. As to the mystery itself...very derivative. As if she is trying to rewrite "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" only without the atmosphere and charm. I did not make it to the bitter end so perhaps I shouldn't review this but I read Enough and skimmed to the end. ( )
  sumariotter | Nov 2, 2011 |
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New Orleans PI Micky Knight just had to get into a butch pissing contest with the journalist partner of a famous doctor working with her lover, Cordelia James. Micky's insistence that the skills of a reporter are of no use to a PI backfires, and now she's stuck with a drop-dead gorgeous assistant and the case of a dying gay man looking for a child he might have fathered. These chains of events ?and an act of nature ?will tear Micky's life apart in ways that may never be put back together.… (more)

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