BOOK REVIEW: The Little Death (Louis Kincaid book 9) by PJ Parrish


Publication Date: January 11, 2019
Format: Kindle 
Genre:  Mystery

Publisher: Our Noir Publishing
334  pages
Buy:  Kindle


A LITTLE SEX. A LITTLE DEATH. Most people would kill to live in Palm Beach, with its beautiful women and dazzling coast. But most people don't know what goes on in the bedrooms of the rich and famous. Mark Durand did. But he was beheaded and left in an abandoned cattle pen, miles from the gilded mansions. Plunged into the gruesome homicide, PI Louis Kincaid agrees to help an aging 'walker', who may or may not have been the victims lover. As his investigation snakes through the privileged class, Louis uncovers shocking truths about a powerful lady senator whose husband collects dangerous weaponry...a silver-haired dowager with a taste for gossip...and a seductive socialite who tries to make Louis forget about his girlfriend Joe Frye by whispering three liottle words: "Come die with me."


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I'm really starting to like this series.  No I have not started from the beginning.  I was first introduced to Louis Kincaid in book 8, South of Hell.  A disgraced ex-cop Louis with his friend Mel are PI's. When they are called to help a friend of Mel's in Palm Beach they get more than what they bargained for.  

Palm Beach is not like the rest of the world.  It is a place where status and outward appearances matter, where bored wealthy women come up with devious plans to make their lives more interesting.  Where scandal sheets and gossip travel faster than you can drive from one place to the next.  Where dead bodies of men who are tortured are turning up headless and the only one they seem to want to pin it on is an aging queer who escorts women to events for money but never any sex. 

Louis immediately feels out of his element, the cops don't seem to care about anything but keeping up appearances, and the county sheriff seems to have his sights set on only one person for the perpetrator of the crimes no matter how much evidence to the contrary Louis seems to find. This is the world of the uber rich where no one wants to ruffle feathers. 

I really liked this book.  It really drove home the differences between he "help" and the people that pay them. It is about lazy police work and a good reminder not to judge a book by its cover. 

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