The Christmas Mystery, James Patterson and Richard DiLallo

the-christmas-mysteryspolier alertTitle: The Christmas Mystery

Author: James Patterson and Richard DiLallo

Pages: 144

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.  Three Stars

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.  General.svg

The book is out now, have you read it?

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