Sunday, July 24, 2016
The Suspect - L. R. Wright
Yet another book I read after my friend Katrina posted about it. Thank you, Katrina!
This book won't keep you in suspense wondering who the killer is, but I think it will keep you reading. On the first page, George Wilcox, 80, kills his neighbor Carlyle Burke, 85. No mystery there. But why? The characters involved drew me in and I wanted to know more about them.
George is a reader and gardener and ex-teacher. He's friends with Cassandra, the town librarian, and often takes her flowers from his garden. Cassandra and Karl Alberg, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police inspector in the British Columbia community where the murder took place, met through an on-line dating site. But when Karl suspects George of the crime, Cassandra is not happy.
No one seems to have liked Carlyle, not even his sister. Why? To all appearances, he seemed a genial man, playing piano at old age homes.
Where is the man who sold Carlyle the salmon? And what about the parrot? And the will?
I liked this book. It was different from most of the mysteries I read. I hope to read more of the nine Karl Alberg mysteries in this series.