Anything You Say Can and Will Be Used Against You The women who shoot, seduce, and drink their way through these moody, loosely intertwined stories are all cops on the Baton Rouge Police Department, where… Anything You Say Can and Will Be Used Against You The women who shoot, seduce, and drink their way through these moody, loosely intertwined stories are all cops on the Baton Rouge Police Department, where… Fiction Short Stories
Book Review

Anything You Say Can And Will Be Used Against You (Spring 2004)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Writer: Laurie Lynn Drummond; Genres: Fiction, Short Stories

The women who shoot, seduce, and drink their way through these moody, loosely intertwined stories are all cops on the Baton Rouge Police Department, where first-time author Drummond once worked. Cathy becomes a cop because she grew up addicted to ''Hill Street Blues;'' Mona wants to emulate her brutal policeman father; Sarah just likes the clarity of a crime scene: ''It's pure fact. It's done. Inarguable.'' But they're deeply ambivalent about their work, haunted by the faces of the people they find murdered or smashed up on the interstate. The collection is uneven -- a few stories have little or no plot -- but the best are tough, scary, and riveting.

Originally posted Feb 06, 2004 Published in issue #749-750 Feb 06, 2004 Order article reprints
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