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Blacklight Blue

The Third Enzo Files

by Peter May

Blacklight Blue by Peter May
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  • Published in USA  Nov 2008
    326 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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Carolyn (09/12/08)

Good, but....
This book certainly held my attention but I found it a bit convoluted. I liked the characters well enough that I wanted to know them better and I liked the writing well enough to buy the first two books in this series. But the ending left me unsatisfied; I kept looking for more pages that might have been left out of my copy :). There would be a lot to discuss, if only to try to deconstruct the plot in order to figure it out. I think mystery readers would enjoy reading it, but it's not a 'cozy'.
Harriette (09/06/08)

Blacklight Blue
Enzo MacLeod is a professor of forensics, helping a journalist to solve "cold cases". When he comes too close to a solution of a 20 year-old murder, he becomes the target and the chase is on. In the style of one of my favorite mystery writers, Harlan Coben, he keeps us guessing all the way through with twists and turns to keep us interested. Some of the characters were not fleshed out enough, but all in all, a good, not great read. I'm interested enough in this author to try some of his previous efforts.
Power Reviewer Peggy (09/04/08)

A Mystery inside a Mystery
Tired of the same old mystery book? Want to read something that is original and intense? Then Blacklight Blue is perfect for you. Readers from teens on up will enjoy the build up of suspense in this book. It is indeed a mystery inside a mystery. There is a lot to talk about once you've read this book and despite its size I think it generates a variety of ideas for discussion.

I am so pleased that I had the chance to read it and I can tell you I will be looking for Mr. May's next outing. I've read quite a lot of good books this year and even some truly great ones but for your basic mystery this book is the best. I think it will appeal to teens, adults, book clubs and more. This is British mystery at its best but that's just my opinion. Read it for yourself.
Marion (09/04/08)

A mystery-solving Scot in France
Another intriguing episode of the Enzo files. In his efforts to solve another cold case in France, Enzo arouses someone determined to stop him by attacks on him and his family. He stubbornly persists and finds the killer.

This series is based on an innovative premise in a well written mystery format.
Rachelle (09/04/08)

Having never read the previous Enzo novels I was pleased to find that the book, the 3rd in a series, was readable as a stand alone novel. Peter May takes you on a thrilling mystery tour where just when you think you have it figured out it turns out that you're not even close. The characters felt well developed and the mystery inside a mystery kept me guessing for most of the book. I look forward to reading more from Mr. May in the future.
Roberta (09/02/08)

Good thriller, but....
The ending left me cold. I'm not going to put any spoilers here, but the ending definitely brings to light that this is number 3 in a series. The main detractor in this novel was the fact that it was written in flashback style, which is much more effective on film than it is in print. It had a disjointed feeling at points. This is definitely NOT a mystery, but is indeed a thriller. As someone who has not read any previous Enzo File novels, it left me wishing for more mystery and less "Grisham".
Sandy (09/01/08)

A fast paced thriller
A quick, entertaining read filled with mystery, humor and family drama. The third Enzo installment in the Enzo chronicles plays out in Paris and small towns in France and Spain, a fascinating backdrop that held my attention. The action is fast paced and non-stop, if not a tad far-fetched and predictable at times. I have not read the other two books in the Enzo files series but plan, in particular, to seek out "The Critic" which involves the disappearance of a famed wine critic in a French vineyard. "Blacklight Blue" is recommended for mystery buffs … although it might be wise to read the first two in the series for additional character development and background.
Shirley (08/29/08)

Rarely, if ever, has it been necessary for me to skim descriptive pararaphs to finish a book, but this was the only alternative in finishing this book. The plot unbelieveable, the redundancy of fact unnecessary made this a difficult read. The characters not compelling, the coincidence of circumstance hard to believe, the writing poor. The ending leaving a path for future books too obvious. Not having read the previous installments of this series, it seemed unbelievable that this being the third the protagonist was so predictable.
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