Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Diagnosis Murder: The Shooting Script

Diagnosis Murder: The Shooting Script
Lee Goldberg
Signet, 2004
Source: My Own Bookshelf
Audience: Adults, Older Teens

From Goodreads:
At his neighbor's Malibu beach house, Dr. Mark Sloan discovers the bullet-riddled bodies of an aspiring actress and Rick Kershaw, a Hollywood mega-producer. The police suspect Kershaw's wife. But when Sloan and his son investigate a local mob kingpin's involvement, Mark soon finds himself a prime suspect-while the real murderer is about to kill again.

This was a reread for me. Years ago, I got this book and read it. I liked it and now I wish I had sought out the other books in the series. Recently, I decided to go back and read them all in order. I’ve been getting them used from Amazon since they’re out of print. Oh, the sadness. Murder, She Wrote still gets new books. Why is no one reading Diagnosis Murder? Anyway, according to my research, I have five books left to enjoy in the series!

I liked The Shooting Script just as much the second time around - and I was surprised to find that I remembered how the crime was committed. I forgot that a good chunk of the book was about the trial process, not actually catching the killer. The moral of the story is: sometimes it’s difficult to prove whodunit... but don’t go up against Mark Sloan!

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