The Strawberry Tattoo

by Lauren Henderson

Tuesday, October 9, 2001

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Sam’s off to Manhattan. Sounds like a laugh to me.

And it was.

This was a much stronger book from the mystery point of view than ‘Freeze My Margarita’. There’s stuff you could quibble over about the motive and the background to the murders involved but Henderson has done a great job with the characters. And Manhattan is pretty realistic too. It’s not quite how I see Manhattan so I could quibble with that too. I spotted at least a couple of the Americans in the book talking in British idioms that I’ve had trouble using in America myself. On the whole though it was a strong book. The plot was good and the atmosphere was great.