Friday, November 18, 2016
Detective Inspector Angela Costello is once more on the case in the End of the Roadie: A Mystery for D.I. Costello. Her daughter is out on a date with one of D.I. Costello's constables. D.C. Gary Houseman and Madeleine have tickets to see rock-star Brendan Phelan in concert. Brendan is known for his use of prop guns and whips along with traditional instruments in his music. The crowds are loving his brand of entertainment. However, after the concert D.C. Houseman hears real gunshots outside the theater and finds one of the stage hands, Oliver Joplin, dead and Brendan standing in shock nearby.
D.I. Costello works with her team to untangle the lies and deceit hanging over Joplin. Considering he was an inadequate roadie, why was he always on Brendan's team for every tour? Did Brendan, an expert marksman, pull the trigger or was there another shooter?
This is the third D.I. Costello book. Each book stands alone. I've enjoyed all of them so far. Elizabeth Flynn is a British author and does use British slang and colloquialisms which I happen to like. I do find that I sometimes need to look things up as I don't understand the context of what is being said or a term that was used, but overall the books are enjoyable and the mysteries are excellent. This particular one had me guessing "who-done-it" right up to the very end.
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