Untimely Death
By Fred Yager and Jan Yager
Hannacroix Creek Books - 1998
1889262013 - Hardcover

Reviewed by: Robyn Glazer, MyShelf.Com
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Dr. Kimberly Stone has never known pain quite like the kind that hits her when she finds the murdered body of her best friend, Joan Walsh. This untimely death has taken away all of Joan's dreams, such as her impending marriage and hope for a family. Kimberly cannot believe that Joan is gone and taken in such a violent way. When Joan's parents ask Kimberly to look into the murder, she agrees, thinking it will bring them peace of mind, as well as herself. As a criminology professor at a college, Kimberly is well equipped to look into a killer's mind and psyche. Unfortunately, the killer is afraid of Kimberly's knowledge and decides that he/she must wipe out anyone who is a threat to the plan. Now, in a race against time, Kimberly must use every advantage that is at her disposal before the killer makes her the next victim.

Untimely Death is the first book in what hopefully will be a long series. The irrepressible cleverness and wit that runs through this book is never overplayed and always most enjoyable. I was fascinated with Kimberly's job profession and the way that it was described. I just wish there had been more on it. I enjoyed the leisurely pace of the book and was impressed with the way the words all flowed together. You would never be able to tell that two authors wrote this book, as their voices work wonderfully in concert.
Untimely Death is a book that has memorable characters and a sense of timelessness about it. I can't wait to see more of Dr. Kimberly Stone.

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