cover image Requiem for a Dealer: A Brodie Farrell Mystery

Requiem for a Dealer: A Brodie Farrell Mystery

Jo Bannister, . . St. Martin's Minotaur, $23.95 (268pp) ISBN 978-0-312-36211-9

In Bannister's riveting sixth mystery about professional finder Brodie Farrell (after 2005's Breaking Faith ), Brodie's driving lesson for her friend Daniel Hood, a mild-mannered math teacher, comes to a screeching halt long before he's anywhere near the speed limit in their hometown of Dimmock, England. A young women dashes into the street, collides with the car and instead of accepting their help, accuses Daniel of trying to kill her before stumbling off into the dark. Daniel will cross paths again with the girl, whose story also interlocks with an investigation Brodie's boyfriend, Det. Supt. Jack Deacon, is conducting into a potent new illegal drug that's landing teens in the hospital and morgue. Bannister artfully works Brodie's, Daniel's and Jack's relationship issues into her carefully plotted tale of drug dealers and murder. (Dec.)