Monday, 11 February 2013

The Body in the Bed by Jerold Last

This is another Roger and Suzanne mystery novella. In this story they are invited to a gala dinner for the promotion of a policeman friend of theirs. They jet off to Uruguay, this time without Bruce the nanny and Robert their son. They are thrown straight in at the deep end, when they find a dead body in their hotel room. It will take all of their deducting skills to solve the mystery and clear their own names.

I have read many of these mysteries now, and they keep getting better. This was no exception. The formula was a familiar one and it felt like hooking up with old friends. Although this is part of a series, it is not necessary to read the others to know what is going on. With corruption in the police force and unrest in Iran adding to the main bulk of the story, I really enjoyed this. I am eagerly awaiting the next Roger and Suzanne full length novel!


  1. Kim: Next on the list, currently in the editing stage, is a full length R&S novel tentatively entitled "The Deadly Dog Show", where Roger is hired to investigate possible evil doings on the California dog show circuit. A different kind of setting but it lets me do a whole lot more with the main characters' personal life and to let Bruce show his skills in dog training.

    1. Brilliant! I shall look forward to that!

  2. Great review and I love the title of this book!