THE LAST PLACE YOU LOOK by KRISTEN LEPIONKA

Minotaur Books 2017   Kristen Lepionka has introduced the world to Roxane Weary and made me love the PI genre all over again. Lepionka’s protagonist is a straight-up, no apologies Private Investigator in the fine tradition of Sam Spade, Philip Marlowe, and Jessica Jones. That is something that has seemed to be a rarity of late. She’s not an ex-military do-gooder, neither is she an un-licensed friend who is just trying to help out. She isn’t an ex-cop trying to live a peaceful life, and she sure isn’t a nosy reporter. These are all great ideas for a series hero, but it’s almost like the genre has been a bit ashamed of its investigative...