Alafair Burke, CLOSE CASE. They say to write what you know. The protagonist here is a district attorney in Portland, Oregon, and the author was a D.A. in Portland, Oregon. So you've got to believe the shenanigans.
On the whole, while interesting in the way relationships were handled, this is another female protagonist with a cop lover. What made it interesting is that the social context deals with white police officers killing blacks and covering up drug deals they have going on the side. You can see where that might create problems between Samantha Kincaid and her cop lover.+
I'm halfway through Nelson DeMille's The Gate House, a purported sequel to his earlier book, The Gold Coast. DeMille is one of the few authors who can sustain my interest while writing in first POV. Won't even try to say what's going on ... except that in the previous book John's (now) ex-wife murdered the mafia don living next door with whom she was having an affair.
How's this for an inspiring story line ... The Murder Checklist
Liz Marinello had a lot on her mind as she left her weekly psychotherapy appointment in Metairie, Louisiana. She was in the midst of an acrimonious divorce. Beyond the sunlit parking lot, traffic was heavy on the afternoon of August 31, 2006. When Liz reached her car, a scruffy-looking bearded man walked up to her and shot her twice in the face ... DARK DEEDS: The murder checklist
Cool. I ordered one of Jo's books, Nemesis, on Kindle after hearing good things about him and not being able to find his books. The day after I ordered it I walked into a store that had all of his books on the shelf.
Have I got something to really look forward to? In the style of what?
It was one of the book stores at the Sydney Airport actually. Ironically it had a really small crime fiction, yet there was Nesbo.
On the plus side, my favourite online store - Booktopia - does tend to keep his stuff in stock.
Yet more and more reasons why I'm moving towards online shopping and ebooks.