A Textbook Case: a Lincoln Rhyme story
Grand Central, 2013 (2013)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
try not to miss a Lincoln Rhyme mystery, so was glad to take in this short story while waiting for his new thriller,
The Kill Room
t opens on a brutal murder in the pit of an underground garage. Amelia Sachs is there as is a young officer, Marko, who was first on the scene. An admirer of Rhyme's work (after taking his course), Marko offers to help out.
t's a tough crime scene, every square inch '
obliterated, covered with trash. And painted, powdered, coated with liquids, dusted with dirt and powders.
' The murder weapon? The victim's car. And it was a slow, agonizing death. Rhyme concludes that the unsub is brilliant - '
Too much evidence instead of too little.
second victim is almost burned alive, and trace evidence from that scene is also destroyed. How will Rhyme resolve this one? By the book! That leads to a connection between victims, which in turn leads to a third scene ... and the perp.
f you're one of the myriad of Lincoln Rhyme fans,
A Textbook Case
is not to be missed for a brief but very satisfactory immersion in his and Amelia's fascinating world.
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