Smart and complex mystery, November 15, 2015
I had the pleasure of reading Dial QR for Murder by A.E.H. Veenman.
This would technically be called a cozy mystery. The main character is a young attorney in a prominent Boston firm. When one of her clients is murdered, she teams up with the sexy assistant D.A. to solve the murder, butting heads both with the victim’s rich relatives and the main character’s mob-boss uncle, from whom she is in hiding.
This mystery is fast-paced and complex. The book has an intelligent and realistic romantic element, as well as rich subplots, but the main plot is definitely the mystery.
I really liked the characters, who are believable and nuanced. Having worked in a law firm, I enjoyed the work dynamic, as well, though I’ve never known an attorney who would try to solve a murder mystery, or who would openly date opposing counsel. But that’s part of what makes this book fun.
If you enjoy an intelligent mystery, I recommend this book.