Kel McGowan is Kelligrafie
This week it was the turn of The Delegates' Choice by Ian Samson. Contrary to the title, it wasn't about businessmen, Russian gangsters or politicians and it wasn't a murder or blackmail plot either. It centres around a mobile library. I know, I was surprised too. However it does get stolen, but Israel and Ted aren't your usual detective duo.
As a story it does ok but it might be one of those books that would be better as a television series rather than a book. There's a LOT of dialogue and it can feel like a script at times. There is certainly a lot of description, sometimes too much (as a lover of good description in books, I never thought I'd say that) and there are several referances to pop culture, which over time may leave the book a bit dated (Woolworths?).
Also, and this is becoming a pet peeve of mine, the ending is rushed. And unrealistic. The police would not have let them off with a slapped wrist, I kid you not.
File under: Kelligrafie, book review, The Delegates' Choice, Ian Sansom