cover image The Midnight Special

The Midnight Special

Larry Karp. Write Way Publishing, $24.95 (368pp) ISBN 978-1-885173-51-5

Dr. Purdue music box aficionado and amateur sleuth lands in his third adventure, The Midnight Special: A Thomas Purdue Mystery, by Larry Karp (The Music Box Murders). Our hero neurologist contends with a scheming interior designer, a thief with synesthesia (""an odd condition where sensory nerves seem to cross-communicate"") and an assault on a bipolar antiques dealer and that's just the first day. Punchy prose and a layered plot characterize this New York City romp.