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French Twist
Detective Luc Moncrief #3
James Patterson, Richard Dilallo
Read by Jean Brassard

Hachette Audio
February 7, 2017/ ASIN: B01N2W9WPT
Mystery / New York / France / Audiobook – Short Story; 3 hours and 32 minutes

Reviewed by Brenda Weeaks


Luc Moncrief and Katherine Burke, NYPD’S now infamous detectives, are back in their third BookShot mystery. Once again, the two follow leads and take a little time for themselves on both sides of the ocean. In Patterson style, a cliff hanger of sorts can be expected.

Moncrief is a rich Frenchman who enjoys the pleasure in life. Burke is a workaholic. Moncrief takes advantage of their current cases, and treats Burke to a few expensive pleasures – the Kentucky Derby, fine food, expensive liquor, massages, make over, nice clothes and more. She accepts his generosity only because it’s in the line a duty. As usual, these two get mixed up in dual cases – one is about rich, healthy women dropping dead, and the second is a personal case involving longtime friends of Moncrief -- both are dangerous.

For a short story, I came away sufficiently entertained. I like this series. Patterson and Dilallo offer up enough clues and twists to keep us guessing. Both cases are easy to follow. Expect some violence and language, but nothing compared to the first in series, French Kiss. Once again, Jean Brassard offers a smooth narration of the audio version that keeps the storyline moving.

Reviews of other titles in this series

French Kiss #1
The Christmas Mystery #2
French Twist #3

Reviewed 2017