Friday, May 18, 2012

The Memory of Blood: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery by Christopher Fowler

This book is the ninth in a series that is funny, light-hearted yet has dark and tragic undertones. There is a quirky cast of characters; however the focus is on the beyond-retirement-age senior detectives of the unit. It’s not a cozy mystery, because of the violent nature of the crimes. A wacky fictional Wikileaks post starts things in a hilarious manner and describes the characters and the history of the PCU (Peculiar Crimes Unit.)  You do not have to read the previous books in the series to enjoy The Memory of Blood!