Root of All Evil

Root of All Evil Lieutenant Luis Mendoza Los Angeles Police Department likes nothing better than to wrap up his homicide cases neatly The latest Jane Doe is identified as Valerie Ellis a spoiled rich kid who was le

  • Title: Root of All Evil
  • Author: Dell Shannon
  • ISBN: 9780881849783
  • Page: 211
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lieutenant Luis Mendoza, Los Angeles Police Department, likes nothing better than to wrap up his homicide cases neatly The latest Jane Doe is identified as Valerie Ellis, a spoiled rich kid who was left penniless when her parents died four years ago But there are many layers to this complex case

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    About Author

    1. Pseudonym of Elizabeth Linington.Barbara Elizabeth Linington March 11, 1921 April 5, 1988 was a prolific American novelist She was awarded runner up scrolls for best first mystery novel from the Mystery Writers of America for her 1960 novel, Case Pending, which introduced her most popular series character, LAPD Homicide Lieutenant Luis Mendoza Her 1961 tome, Nightmare, and her 1962 novel, Knave of Hearts, another entry in the Mendoza series, were both nominated for Edgars in the Best Novel category Regarded as the Queen of the Procedurals, she was one of the first women to write police procedurals a male dominated genre of police story writing.She was born in Aurora, Kane County, Illinois and died on April 5, 1988 in Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo County, California During much of her career she was represented by literary agent Barthold Fles.Besides crime, Linington also took interest in archaeology, the occult, gemstones, antique weapons and languages.

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    1. This had been, in all probability, a deliberately planned murder and contrary to all the fiction, a big city homicide bureau didn t run into that sort of thing very often Luis Mendoza s thoughtsComing just before Mark of Murder, Root of All Evil is Elizabeth Linington Dell Shannon Lesley Egan Anne Blaisdell at her crime writing best which is to say better than just about anyone before or since This one is very complex, as a couple of cases take on lives of their own expanding and eventually inte [...]


    2. I don t tend to like mysteries where the solution is down to coincidence So a mystery where everything revolves around coincidences was never likely to be my thing but I ll grant that the books makes some clever points about it.It s well written, if a little broad in the characterisation including the most Oirish Scottish character I have ever come across.Worth a read.


    3. I really like Dell Shannon s LAPD books, although they are definitely hagiography the police are always honorable and never prejudiced But they re really a good read This one wasn t as exciting as some of the others, but I liked it.


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