Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Into the Lion's Den

Into the Lion's Den
(Devlin Quick Mysteries #1)
by Linda A. Fairstein
Dial Books, 2016. Fiction. 312 p.
Devlin Quick is the daughter of the New York City Police Commissioner.  She, like her mother, has a nose for crime solving, so when a friend believes she has seen a page cut out of a valuable book in the NYC Public Library, Devlin is on the case.

This is the first in a new detective series for people who enjoyed the Sammy Keyes series.  Devlin is a strong girl character who is not above bending the rules a bit for the greater good.  She has two sidekicks, the brainy and handsome African American, Booker, and a Liza, a loyal and sensible exchange student from Argentina, who balance out Devlin's sometimes reckless exuberance. As a librarian I couldn't help but cringe at the thought of rare books being cut up, but young readers will enjoy the fast paced action and Devlin's access to all the cool crime fighting tools available at the NYPD.  This book is available from the library in print and as an audio download.

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