cover image The Shimmering Blond Sister: A Berger and Mitry Mystery

The Shimmering Blond Sister: A Berger and Mitry Mystery

David Handler, Minotaur, $24.99 (256p) ISBN 978-0-312-57485-7

In Edgar-winner Handler's enjoyable seventh mystery to feature New York film critic Mitch Berger and Dorset, Conn., police detective Desiree "Des" Mitry (after 2008's Sour Cherry Surprise), Des gets on the trail of a flasher who's been disturbing the genteel residents of Dorset's historic district. When someone bashes in the head of retired NYPD police officer Augie Donatelli, whom Des thinks is the flasher, Des finds herself a suspect because she had a public fight with the victim shortly before the murder. Her job is on the line, as well as the job of her father, the state's highest ranking black police officer. Meanwhile, members of the Seven Sisters crime family may be setting up in town. Once again, Mitch steps in to lend Des a helping hand. Series fans will have fun catching up with the latest twists in the always interesting relationship of this interracial couple. (Oct.)