October 24, 2003

Bodies, by Robert Barnard

This is a competently written novel, but I confess that though I usually like Robert Barnard I didn't like it much.

It's a police procedural. A quadruple murder occurs in a photo studio belonging to a skin magazine called Bodies. Superintendant Percy Trethowan must dig into the weird world of elite body building to find out whodunnit.

Didn't much like Percy, didn't much like the folks who helped him, didn't know any of the victims, didn't much care whodunnit.

Which is sad, because as I say it was technically speaking not a bad mystery. It just didn't appeal to me.

Posted by Will Duquette at October 24, 2003 07:39 PM