Now THIS is more like it!
I had begun wondering if I was out of my head for liking these books in high school. Finally, with Some Bitter Taste, I got a sample of the atmosphere and tension that got Nabb this best-selling series to begin with.
Some Bitter Taste is set during July, and she perfectly captures the mind-numbing heat that soaks the city.
Moreover, the book starts out with a prostitution ring and escalates quickly to a burglary and then a murder. This exciting beginning made me overlook a multitude of flaws, first the rapid transifguration of the murder into an accidental death, then the way some threads tied together much too neatly and others not at all.
I even forgive her for stealing the hook from Simenon's Maigret and the Spinster.