True Crime True Crime is a detective novel for the media age. When a journalist finds himself covering his father's murder, one of three killings that implicates… True Crime True Crime is a detective novel for the media age. When a journalist finds himself covering his father's murder, one of three killings that implicates… Fiction Poseidon Press
Book Review

True Crime (1991)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Writer: Michael Mewshaw; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Poseidon Press

True Crime is a detective novel for the media age. When a journalist finds himself covering his father's murder, one of three killings that implicates the ex-girlfriend he still loves, his private and professional interests collide, and the dark side of his predatory career is exposed. Mewshaw's cast of slippery politicians, scheming junkies, and frustrated lovers loads the knotty plot with tantalizing possibilities, but the resolution is forced and the story is larded with too much random violence, as if to distract the reader from the characters' muddled motives. Still, Mewshaw is a shrewd and vivid writer with an eye for telling detail. B

Originally posted Aug 09, 1991 Published in issue #78 Aug 09, 1991 Order article reprints
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