Everett has written about crime in a dusty,sunny,small Californian town where time moves that bit slower and where everyone knows the other.
The book is about the murder of a matador, an interesting crime setting that I hadn’t come across previously, and how the ripples of that crime affect a small town, and also exposes the corruption just beneath the veneer of the sleepy town.
It is a great, well structured piece of crime fiction that has not just a good plot but also strong well defined characters. The plot sucks you in just when you think you would rather be doing something else.
This is the first of the Grant Starr books that I have read and I now need to go back and read the rest of them.
This is the way to write them crime books!