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Book Review: Cemetery Dance July 8, 2009

Posted by battysgirl in Friends & Family.

  Cemetery Dance

Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Date: May 12, 2009—   $26.95 —  Book

Three and a half stars (of a possible four, of course)






From Publishers Weekly

From Publishers Weekly
Bestsellers Preston and Child kill off a regular supporting character at the outset of this suspenseful tale of urban terror, their ninth to feature FBI special agent Aloysius Pendergast (after The Wheel of Darkness). William Smithback, a New York Times reporter, and his wife, Nora Kelly, an anthropologist with the New York Museum of Natural History, are celebrating their first anniversary when Smithback is fatally stabbed in their Manhattan apartment, apparently by a creepy neighbor, Colin Fearing, an out-of-work British actor. Given eyewitness descriptions of the killer, including one from Kelly herself, as well as surveillance footage showing a blood-stained Fearing emerging from the apartment building right after the crime, the case appears to be open and shut—until Pendergast and his NYPD ally, Lt. Vincent D’Agosta, learn that Fearing died almost two weeks earlier. This taut page-turner can only add to the authors’ growing fan base. 8-city author tour. (May)
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From Batty’s Girl

True to form, this book kept me turning pages and caring about the outcomes for each character.  That being said, I knew who the master mind was about half way in (although I didn’t know why until the authors revealed the plot).

Does any one else wonder just was Pendergast does for the FBI as he never seems to be doing any official business in any of the books?

Totally worth it if you’ve read the other Pendergast novels, if not, pick those up first because while Lincoln and Child do a good job making each book a stand alone story, there is history with the characters you’d be better off knowing.



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