By Lee Goldberg
Source: My Own Bookshelf
Audience: Older Teens, Adults
A blackmailer, a dead detective, and a mysterious letter that make an unusual request of Dr. Sloan: avenge a murder.
The Dead Letter was slow going. Seriously, it took me forever to read. Normally, I fly through these paperbacks. However, The Dead Letter’s mystery was cumbersome. It had too many characters and too many plot lines. It didn’t capture my interest, but I enjoyed the twist and how Dr. Sloan proved what happened at the end of the book. (I also liked the jab about writing five lame mysteries a year that seemed to be aimed at James Patterson.)