City of Saviors: A Detective Elouise Norton Novel

City of Saviors: A Detective Elouise Norton Novel Forge. Aug. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9780765381194. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466878044. F
OrangeReviewStarLAPD homicide detective Elouise "Lou" Norton, back on the job after the traumatic events recounted in Trail of Echoes, is called to investigate the death of an elderly man. At first glance, his demise appears to be from natural causes, but almost immediately it becomes obvious that there is much more beneath the surface. The vultures begin circling even before the coroner can remove the body. The victim was a hoarder, and as his friend begins clearing his house, a gruesome discovery is made. The investigation leads to an unusual cast of suspects, from a gold-digging girlfriend to the pastor of a local megachurch. As Lou and her partner Colin Taggert dig deeper into the mystery, the plot makes many turns and the reader is kept guessing to the very end.
VERDICT In her fourth gritty series police procedural, Hall once again captivates readers with her intricately woven plot and well-drawn characters. Her protagonist easily holds her own against her male colleagues in this genre. [See Jessica Moyer's Mystery Spotlight "Novel Crime Scenes," LJ 4/15/17.]
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