Wednesday, July 11, 2012

No More Brothers Review

No More Brothers (A Serafina Florio Mystery) by Susan Russo Anderson is a fast-paced whodunit that leaves the reader wanting to put the book down until they find the killer. Serafina, the town midwife, one day discovers a body lying on the shore. After providing help on a previous case, Serafina dives right into this one, wanting to figure out whether this dead body was murdered, and if so, how it happened. When Serafina is on the case, everyone is sure to find out.

This is the second book in a series of mysteries surrounding Serfina Florio. I didn't read the first book before starting this one, but it doesn't take long to figure out the characters, their weaknesses and how they can perform under pressure when solving a case. After reading this one, I would want to catch up with all the books in the series.

This book is just long enough and to the point—not much dallying in subplots that overwhelm the original case,though there is some inner turmoil explored with the main character. The detective tactics seemed a little advanced for the time, but still worked within the setting. This is a fast read, great for vacations or a Sunday afternoon.

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