Author – Michael Ludlow
Genre – Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
228 Amazon Pages
Rating 3 stars out of 5 Posted 6/2/2017
No. 37- 2017
My impressions: bizarre characters, hippie culture vs. stodgy wealthy class, boring to silly.
G.P. Walker – recent college graduate searching for direction in his life before becoming a lawyer.
Uni – Geep’s girl ‘whoops, woman’ friend. You’ll understand if you read the story.
Dr. Jeremy Todd – incompetent criminal investigator who patterns his style after the fictional Sherlock Holmes.
Abbe Brent – hippie lawyer, member of The Family group of hippies.
The Logic of Murder takes place in 1966 in Seattle, Washington during the hippie movement. It does not live up to its genre listing because there is no suspense and the story is certainly not thrilling. In fact, it goes from boring to silly with the crime portion slipping to a minor distraction. I’m inclined to look at it more as a coming of age tale where GP crosses into manhood.
G.P. Walker moves to Seattle and answers a help wanted ad. He becomes an assistant to Dr. Todd an eccentric, wealthy, nutcase who fancies himself a criminal investigator. As GP moves around Seattle he meets people who invite him to attend a session of The Family. This hippie era group are mostly successful people who like to flirt, eat, drink, smoke pot and have sex. GP meets Uni a 20-year-old psychic who can read his thoughts before he can speak them. They bond and promise to love and cherish forever.
The editing is okay with a few errors in missing, extra, misspelled and wrong words.
Sentence structure and character development are good.
The plot is a mishmash of boring information about Todd’s investigative methods to GP’s overly detailed induction into The Family. Finally, near the end they remember the murder and the crime is solved.
If you are searching for a captivating story in the Mystery, Suspense and Thriller genres, I do not recommend The Logic of Murder.
I believe some readers will like this lite piece of fluff wrapped around a crime or the rating would be 2 stars out of five.
This review was provided in exchange for a free book.
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