I like cozy mysteries but I also like hard-boiled mysteries with tough female cops/private investigators and no one does this genre better than Libby Fischer Hellmann (the infamous Georgia Davis) and J.A. Konrath (yes, the author has made me fall in love with his Jack Daniels' series). Back to the author at hand. This book isn't for the faint of heart but it is one of the most realistic mystery novels I have read which is heart-wringing at times and Ms. Fischer Hellmann is brilliant at treating a subject wh..
Georgia Davis, a PI and former Northbrook cop, is hired by Ruth Jordan to prove that her autistic brother Cam did not kill the teenage girl he is accused of murdering. Enter a high school world with snobbery, peer pressure, social cliques and envy and you have the setting behind this dandy story. Sara Long is murdered and the reader will be surprised to find out what is behind her murder. Law enforcement agencies are pushing for a quick solution and guilty verdict against Cam but when Gerogia starts her i..
It is easy these days to blame the mentally ill for crimes and there is no doubt that Cameron Jordan is mentally ill. There is no doubt that his finger prints were all over the murder weapon. The weapon was a baseball bat which, like Cameron, is covered in the blood of the deceased Sara Long. It didn't help matters that he was found kneeling over the body holding the bat by her teenage friends.Georgia Davis, a former Chicago Cop is working these days as a private investigator. While the circumstances of her..