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Friday, 30 December 2011
‘Wicked Words’ by J G Goodhind
C A Wright is a reviewer of hotels for a national newspaper and his goal in life is to trash every small hotel in which he stays. Or to reap financial or sexual rewards for not doing so. A win win situation if you are a sleaze of the highest order, and old CW can certainly take that accolade. Found dead stuffed into a giant teddy bear is probably not his finest hour but no more than he deserved. But for DI Steve Doherty, CW is a victim for whom he needs to bring a perpetrator to justice – unfortunately he is soon awash with suspects.
I love this series, so rich in characters. I want to meet with them all – OK particularly DI Steve Doherty!
As Honey gets drawn into the search for CAWright’s killer, she gains reluctantly custody of an incontinent dog belonging to a friend of her mother’s. When the dog is kidnapped Honey is both relieved and anxious – the latter only related to her mother’s wrath at the loss of her friends dog.
A good mystery with some great laughs this should be on your ‘not to be missed’ pile. Highly recommended.