Flipping Out is a good murder mystery read with some comedy. This is book three in a series featuring the characters Detective Mike Lomax, Terry Briggs, and you can read it without reading the previous books in the series. The book is a good entertaining relax-by-the-pool read with a page turning finish.
People start dying. They are in a group who buy houses, do them up, then sell them for a profit. Their trick is author Nora Bannister. Ms Bannister writes top selling murder mysteries. Each murder is set in a house renovated by the group. When a novel is published, the book is released at a party in the house where the murder is set and the house is offered for sale to the highest bidder.
Mike Lomax knows the group because they are married to some of his fellow detectives. Mike has to solve the murders quickly to protect the wives but the murder does not make anything easy to solve. Could the murderer know something about crime scene investigation? So many suspects and so little time!
I read Flipping Out on visits to a secret Sydney beach where you can get great coffee from a choice of cafes within walking distance of bikini lined golden sand. I will not tell you which beach it is because the beach would end up too crowded. I will tell you that Flipping Out was more interesting than all the coffee choices and most of the bikinis.
Lomax and Biggs series
|The Rabbit Factory||2006|
|Cut, Paste, Kill||2010||
Cut, Paste, Kill: A Lomax & Biggs Mystery (Lomax & Biggs Mysteries)
There were five detectives at our Sunday debriefing.
That's what we call them - debriefings, because no cop is dumb enough to tell his wife or girlfriend that he's rather spend his day off hanging out with his buddies than taking her to the mall to pick out curtain fabric.
We were on Reggie Drabyak's fishing boat, so technically this was an LAPD naval debriefing.