Title: The Christmas Mystery
Author: James Patterson and Richard DiLallo
Genre: Mystery, detective
Is this part of a series? Yes, this is the second bookshot in the Luc Moncrief series
Published: December 1st, 2016
Still reeling after the death of his lover, Luc is determined to loose himself in his detective work- his way. Whether it’s nabbing punk shoplifters, finding the missing art from a high profile murder scene, or even discovering if it’s real art of a fake, he’s down for all of it and dragging his by-the-book partner along for the ride.
As things die down on the case front, his family calls him home. He and K go to France to lay his father to rest. While they did not have a great relationship, it was the right thing to do. Once there, Moncrief realizes that there is far more to his father’s death than he thought- one more mystery to solve.
I will admit, I am still on the fence here about our French detective and his gut instincts. I like K Burke. I do like Luc more and more the further in the series I get, so I have high hopes. For now, though, I have issues with the character development.
As far as the adult content goes, the murder was pretty gruesome and there is language. That’s about it, so I give it a four.
The book is out now, have you read it?
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