cover image Grave Consequences: A Charlie Henry Mystery

Grave Consequences: A Charlie Henry Mystery

David and Aimée Thurlo. Minotaur, $25.99 (304p) ISBN 978-1-250-02900-3

A gorgeous silver and turquoise necklace fuels theft and murder in the Thurlos’ fast-paced and plot-driven sequel to 2014’s The Pawnbroker. Charlie Henry and his staff are well aware that people sometimes try to pass off stolen goods at pawn shops like Charlie’s, in Albuquerque, N.Mex. But when Lola Tso comes to drop off a necklace, they don’t have an inkling that the piece was made by a famous, recently deceased Navajo silversmith. And it’s no ordinary theft—it’s the product of a grave robbery. Charlie and his cop friends suspect that Lola, a former prostitute with sticky fingers, is a middleman, or an innocent bystander caught up in a much larger criminal network. But she drops out of sight, scared for her life. Occasional asides about such subjects as the politics of Native American–Anglo encounters enliven the search for Lola and whoever is behind the grave robbery. Well-drawn minor characters are a plus. [em]Agent: Peter Rubie, Fine Print Literary Management. (Apr.) [/em]