Book Reviews of Best Murder of the Year (Rick Domino)

Best Murder of the Year (Rick Domino)
Best Murder of the Year - Rick Domino
Author: Jon P. Bloch
ISBN-13: 9780312301118
ISBN-10: 0312301111
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur
Book Type: Paperback
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What a treat! - a main character who is gay, out, proud and scandalously funny, without a homosexual angst ridden bone in his body.

Because the book takes place in Hollywood (generally) and the Academy Awards (specifically) there is a lot of affectionate-yet-cynical humor aimed at the entertainment industry. There are a few actual laugh-right-out-loud commentaries. If Hollywood was REALLY this much fun, there would be much better films coming out of it!

The mystery is complex - admittedly, I never in a million years could have figured it out - but the real joy is the writing style...and the welcome introduction of an outrageous gay character who is not unhappy, unsure, unclear or depressed.

This is one mystery that screams "make a movie out of me!"
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Witty writing, but I thought the author tried a little too hard to be, well, witty. Also (pardon my Grammar-Nazi tendency), he misused the word "literally" a few times, as do most Americans nowadays. This tended to bring me out of the story every time. The author peppers the book with names of actual Hollywood stars, and spells most of the names correctly. The solution is a little abrupt, and slap-dash. It's enjoyable, but I was glad when it was over.