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on Nov. 16, 2013 :
Take a bumbling private investigator wanna-be and an elderly lady that isn't as useless as society would lead us to believe, add in a hot-shot youngster (in comparison) and you have a team ready to track down the killer after a theft investigation balloons into multiple murders.
The author cleverly uses first person perspective for both the detective rookie as well as the elderly woman at the "scene." This provides for some humorous moments when each mentally reflects on the other. They have interesting exchanges - although the telling (not showing) becomes a bit tiresome regarding the same mystery elements.
The novel does delve into the guilt, anxiety, and tiresomeness of caring for the elderly. While this assists with understanding both lead characters, the concept goes on too long and slows the pace of the story.
There is mild to moderate profanity throughout the novel.
(reviewed long after purchase)