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The Detective Becomes the Victim: “Come Twilight” by Tyler Dilts

– Posted in: Fiction Book Reviews

I occasionally throw in a non-science fiction/fantasy book just because. Come Twilight is an excellent read for people who like mysteries and crime, so I’m throwing it into the mix.

I bought Come Twilight when it first came out, and for some reason, didn’t get around to reading it. Then last week, I saw that the book has been nominated for an Edgar Award and decided I’d better read it.

There are four books in Tyler Dilts “Long Beach Homicide Series”, and I’ve enjoyed each book, but so far, this one is my favorite. Danny Beckett and his partner Jennifer Tanaka are solving another homicide, but along the way Danny finds himself a victim, and this becomes a two mysteries book. I’ll admit that I figured things out a little earlier than I would have liked, but I’m also one of those annoying people who manages to pick up all the clues and put things together before other people. That didn’t matter because this was the kind of book I just couldn’t put down, and I finished it in one day.

There are great things about this book. The character development is excellent. I would have read the book just to find out how things turned out for Danny Beckett. The plot is engaging. I’m a pretty big geek, so there were some fun moments for me. I won’t give them away because they made me chuckle, and I wouldn’t want to rob another geek of giggle moments. As always, the descriptions are outstanding, and I love the setting. It’s always fun when you know the locations, have eaten in the restaurants, and have walked in the same places as the characters. Dilts does an excellent job of bringing the setting to life and capturing the atmosphere.

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