Buried on Avenue B

Buried on Avenue B

A Novel

Book - 2012
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After an elderly man with encroaching Alzheimer's disease confesses to his home attendant that as a long-ago junkie and petty thief he killed his partner in crime, police from the NYPD reluctantly dig up the community garden where the body is supposed to be buried. Instead of a dead man, they find the body of a carefully dressed ten-year-old boy. Tough-minded Detective Darlene O'Hara is on the case.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061373558
0061373559
Characteristics: 308, [2] p. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Buried on Avenue B

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loudem
Jan 04, 2014

A very slow book. And it never picks up. The plot is minimal. Even at the end you wonder why this took so long to unravels. Much ado about nothing. Could have been much more punchy. Again, a real slow burner.

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stormy1960
Oct 24, 2012

Well done mystery, straightforward story-telling with all the expected unexpected twists, driven by pretty decent character exploration. After the fact it feels a bit contrived (same as for previous book "shadows still remain") but enjoyable none the less and I look forward to the next installment.

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