Thom Geier
March 17, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Old City Hall

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Robert Rotenberg
publisher
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
genre
Mystery and Thriller, Fiction

We gave it a B

The Story: In Old City Hall, a popular Canadian radio host is arrested for the murder of his wife in a seemingly open-and-shut case. ”I killed her,” he tells his newspaper deliveryman, and then clams up. Both cops and lawyers chase down clues before an old-fashioned courtroom showdown.
Movie Pitch: Law & Order: Toronto.
Lowdown: Robert Rotenberg juggles a large cast and spins his twisty yarn efficiently — though he can get snarled in the nuts and bolts of police procedure. B

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