Monday, January 8, 2018

Isle of Dogs by Patricia Cornwell

Author: Patricia Cornwell
Original title: Isle of Dogs
Edition Language: English
Series:Andy Brazil, #3
Genres: Crime
Format: Audio book
Read by: Lorelei King
Duration: 13h22m

   Chaos breaks loose when the governor of Virginia orders that speed traps be painted on all streets and highways, and warns that speeders will be caught by monitoring aircraft flying overhead. But the eccentric island of Tangier, fourteen miles off the coast of Virginia in Chesapeake Bay, responds by declaring war on its own state. Judy Hammer, newly installed as the superintendent of the Virginia State Police, and Andy Brazil, a state trooper and Hammer’s right hand and confidant, find themselves at their wits’ end as they try to protect the public from the politicians—and vice versa—in this pitch-perfect, darkly comic romp.
My thoughts:
    I'm surprised that I even finished this book. It is one of the worst books I have ever read.
This was a huge waste of time. I kept thinking it would get better and unfortunately it didn't! Too many characters - all  dis-likeable and caricatural; plot, if there was any too confusing and illogical.
     First of all, one of the main characters, who was present through the first two books, is not mentioned at all in Isle of Dogs. What happened to her? I kept reading, thinking her absence would be explained at some point, but about halfway through the book, I realized it wasn't going to happen. 
    Secondly, I had some suspicions that this book was supposed to be humorous or, perhaps, the
caricature of police detective genre, but if so it was really badly performed, that I was shrugging shoulders while reading about talking blue crabs and trout and other "funny" passages. This had been my first Patricia Cornwell series, and  I doubt I would pick up another.

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