March 6

Shadow Informant by Edita Petrick {Book Review}

Shadow Informant is a murder mystery that has some unconventional murder methods. The victims all have a 4 diameter hole vaporized from their chest, which appears to be “inhuman.”

Carly is a homicide detective assigned to the case. She’s pretty amazing, and I like her style. There’s a lot of “paranormal” feel to this, but you can’t be certain, since they are inquiring with the military, on what they know about weapons that can vaporize five pounds of flesh out of someones chest.

This book could be considered paranormal or out of the ordinary with the murder mystery genre, which I found to be super exciting the whole way through the book. As the reader, you’re uncertain on what’s going on, and are following the mystery alongside Carly, and the other detectives on the case. I was uncertain on where the author would be taking the plot, and if was going to have a supernatural tone. I don’t want to spoil it for those who haven’t read it, so you’ll just have to check it out to see if they can solve the murders by reasonable explanation, or if there’s more to this then what can be explained.

Everything was connected in this book, and Petrick doesn’t spend a lot of time with information that does not apply to the story line. I really like her writing style, and have just found out there are a bunch of other books written by Petrick, which I’m definitely adding to my shelf to read soon!!

I give this book 5/5. It’s not your typical murder mystery plot, and will have you hooked from the first paragraph!

Shadow Informant

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February 21

Multiple Victims Murder by Arnon Edelstein {Book Review}

I was interested in this book because of my love for criminal psychology. I do enjoy reading a good murder mystery, but this wasn’t that sort of book. This was more of an educational book on different types of murder. I found this to be super interesting and I was engrossed in this vehicle on and off for a few days.

I do believe that there are different types of mass murder, at least when it comes to the psychology of the person committing the murders. Someone who commits a mass murder like a shooting can be impulsive, while someone who commits murder over a period of time, takes planning and commitment. The different types of murderers have different traits of a sociopath.

Although this book may feel a bit dry and text book like, I didn’t have any problem getting through it. If you enjoy learning about criminology, then this is a great starter book. It’s easy to read, and kept my interest. I give this book 5/5.


Multiple-Victims Murder


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