This review is from: In Albuquerque, Abandoned: A Mystery Novel (Cinnamon/Burro New Mexico Mysteries) (Paperback)
I know, it is a strange title and strange set of characters; however a very good mystery. The author brings back two of our favorite characters, Cinnamon and Burro the two PIs from the first in this series. Our two PIs got to Albuquerque to investigate Leon who thinks he hears a baby crying. In his mind it is coming from a dumpster right outside a school.
Leon is not the only one having mental problems. Remember Burro has visions and is also a schizophrenic. Then there is the policeman, Chip Anderson, who is an OxyContin addict and a narcissistic egomaniac by the name of Calder. What is a great mystery without a victim and that part falls to Leon’s brother Booth. By the way Booth has a wife who fixated on her menagerie of figures.
You put all these characters in mind of the author, add a story vehicle that consisted of an illegal trade in museum artifacts and you have a great mystery. Now add the villain and the novel is complete.
Now find a comfortable recliner, pour yourself a glass of your favorite wine, and enjoy this well written Five Star book. Do not be surprised if you find yourself caught up in the story and when you reach the end you will meet the villain of the story; if he is really a villain. I recommend that you read the book and find out for yourself. You will also meet Cinnamon’s mother Cinnamon or maybe in the next book in this series.