Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Crypt Thief by Mark Pryor

He might have gotten away with it if he hadn't killed the two people walking in the cemetery at night...

Seventh Street Books sent me an ARC of this book for review (thank you).  It will be published for the 7th of May, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

This is the second Hugo Marston mystery.  Hugo is an interesting cop.  He's a dedicated cop, thinks outside the box, and doesn't do too well with female relationships.  He understands the lines of authority and power, but he doesn't always follow themWhen his opinion is that the murder of the Senator's son is incidental, there's more to the killer's motivation to that, he's stubborn enough to look beyond the two cemetery murders for more clues.

Mr. Pryor always creates unique bad guys.  He likes strange, off-the-wall characters that don't fit any type and are motivated by something unimaginable.  This character is stealing bones from graveyards.  No one know why or how he is getting there.  What could he be using them for?  When Hugo starts getting close, the murderer suddenly starts stalking him. 

The author draws you, wets your interest, and keeps you reading.  You won't be bored and your heart rate might increase in some of the conflict scenes.

Why not talk a walk with Hugo Marston through a cemetery one night and see what you find?

Happy reading.   

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