Sunday, April 5, 2015

Murder At The Green Lantern by Alex Morgan

Murder At The Green Lantern
Murder At The Green Lantern by Alex Morgan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a great sequel to Breathless. Mr. Morgan has continued the development of Corey Shaw, a rather intriguing psychic detective who also happens to be gay. While I tend to stick to romance genres, I do enjoy throwing something a bit different in the mix every now and then and this series is proving to be a nice break from my norm. That said, I did expect a bit of romance after Corey and Ethan’s break-up in book one, but there wasn’t much on that front except for a couple of statements from Corey that they were trying to work things out. And their pending reconciliation didn’t keep Corey from finding a willing bed partner or two.

I enjoyed almost everything about Murder at the Green Lantern. Mr. Morgan does an excellent job of providing multiple plausible suspects, so it’s not immediately obvious who the murderer is. Despite the involvement of the psionic law enforcement personnel, there is still the need for old-fashioned detective work and this allows/forces Corey to interact with detectives who have pre-formed judgments about his psychic abilities and homosexuality, thus giving him the opportunity to change their preconceived notions about both populations. Because this is a full-length novel, the reader is also treated to more of Corey’s social interactions with his friends and we get a fuller picture of Corey. And it is because of all of this that I found the scene at the end when Corey meets the suspect at the bar and accepts not one, but two drinks from him a little hard to swallow (no pun intended). I found the idea that any detective (psychic or not) would accept a drink from a murder suspect unrealistic and once you read the book there is one more aspect to that scene that increases the implausibility of it, but I can’t mention it because it is a complete spoiler.

Other than that one detail, I found this book to be a rather enjoyable read. I like Corey’s character and the whole psychic detective aspect. As I said when I reviewed Breathless, creating a main character who is believable as a person and as a psychic is difficult but the author has shown once again that he has more than succeeded in this task with Corey. Murder at the Green Lantern is an excellent addition to the Corey Shaw Mystery series and I hope that Invisible Curtain is rereleased as an ebook soon so that I can see what Corey does next.

I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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