Saturday 19 December 2015

The Pangram Killer - Brandon M. Lipani - A Serena Triton Detective Novel

The Pangram Killer
A Serena Triton Detective Novel
Brandon M. Lipani
ISBN 9781519540379

There are a lot of pros and cons to this book. Knowing it is a first effort by an author I have cut this a little more slack than if it had been a seasoned writer. First I must say it was a pretty good story, it really kept my attention, and Serene Triton the main character is a really interesting detective. I enjoyed watching the mystery unfold and even though I do not read a lot of mysteries currently this was a fun novella.

There is a killer on the loose and all the victims are left with a panagram note taunting the police. At first the victims appear to be random but soon a link appears, they all seem to be related to the same criminal case. The pace is quick and the action fast in this book.

Now to some pros and cons.

The Pros:
Great first effort
Good characters
Well-paced story
Very entertaining

The Cons:
A few grammatical or spelling errors
Is really a novella or extended short story not a novel
Print version is listed at 154 pages, ebook is actually 80
Ending is really not believable

Most of the pros and cons are self-explanatory but I wanted to elaborate on the last con. Even in fiction we can only extend out disbelief so far. I cannot equate Serena Triton's actions at the end of the story with all the information provide by and about her throughout the book. However that being said it was still an enjoyable read, good entertainment and to be honest I hope we get more books about Triton in the near future, I know I would give them a read.

Books by Brandon M. Lipani:

Serena Triton Detective Series:
The Pangram Killer
The Red Goodbye

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