Claire and Present Danger
Review: Claire and Present Danger marks the eleventh appearance of Amanda Pepper in this mystery series by Gillian Roberts.
Roberts' mysteries are a joy to read. Literate prose, spare dialog, complex characters, terrific plot development. Claire and Present Danger is no exception. Each of the mysteries in this series has a number of new elements that keep them fresh and interesting. How the subplots in this one are neatly linked together is just short of masterful.
The one discordant note to this wonderful book is the title. The most recent Amanda Pepper mysteries have had titles that purport to be clever twists on everyday expressions: Adam and Evil, Helen Hath No Fury, Claire and Present Danger. These well-written and accomplished mysteries deserve better than an inordinately cute title.
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Location(s) referenced in Claire and Present Danger: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Claire and Present Danger by Gillian Roberts — An Amanda Pepper Mystery
Publication Date: June 2003
List Price: $22.95
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