Death of dating badger
Typically, the real killer is less interesting than other characters either morally ambiguous or simply but less obviously evil.Mallory herself is a protagonist so wonderfully dimensioned that we are driven, at least through the first four novels, by the desire to know and understand her.The trio of Markowitz' friends: You never know who will matter.We hear in each of the first novels a bit more about Charles' uncle, a famous magician.
He was found asleep in the bed after eating all the cat food.The wonderful Charles Butler, not so much ugly as clownish, but brave, brilliant, and madly in love with Mallory.Rumpled Sergeant Riker, the aging alcoholic who tries to keep Kathy safe.And we got not one, but seven more Mallorys (so far, May, 2016): Shell Game [review], Crime School [review], Dead Famous [review], Winter House [review], Find Me [review], The Chalk Girl, and It Happens in the Dark.
A new Mallory book, Blind Sight, in promised for fall of 2016.
The first book foreshadows the Gothic themes of the fourth book, introducing into the sociopathic sanity of Mallory's world a strangely cosmopolitan and dangerous Santeria fortune teller who manages on two occasions to possess the soul of a dog.