A love letter to Pendergast
Ah Pendergast. Valentine's Day has come and gone, yet there's still a place in my heart for you. Yes, I know you look like an undertaker, but you're witty, full of southern charm and know how to dress down the arrogant imbeciles of the world.
You're also good at solving murders. In your latest caper, with only obscure poems as clues, and with the distraction of a scheming partner, you’re assigned to stop a disturbed serial killer. You tromp from Miami Beach to the northern climes, keeping us guessing as you use your mysterious process of inductive reasoning to delve into a psychologically complex investigation. Curious, the killer who cuts out the hearts of his victims and places them on the graves of women who’ve committed suicide.
I enjoyed the back and forth between you and junior agent Coldmoon as you both dug into the case. Speaking of your friends, although I missed D’Agosta in this tale, it pleased me to see a relative of Smithback make an appearance.
Until we meet again, keep that black suit clean and thanks for making the world a safer place.
International award-winning thriller author.