Below is my list of mysteries read in September. Three of the books were part of a trilogy so for the purposes of this list, I count them as one book.
- The White Trilogy by Ken Bruen
- The Broken Shore by Peter Temple
- The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino
- The Infernal Detective by Kirsten Weiss
- The Yard by Alex Grecian
- Vendetta by Michael Dibdin
A White Arrest introduces Chief Inspector Roberts and Detective Sergeant Brant. Brant is an immoral cop who does what he thinks he has to do to deal with criminals and stay alive. And what he does may not be strictly legal. Roberts is sixty-two and feeling his age. He has a wife and a teenage daughter, but police work (among other things) has strained their relationships. He has dreams of a real family life. WPC Falls is a young black woman trying to fit into a male-dominated profession. The story of Falls in this trilogy is heart breaking but also very affirming. She is a strong female character with a lot of facets to her character.
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