Friday, February 6, 2009
By the time I got to the second chapter of Homicide I was already convinced murders in Baltimore were drug related. I guess that is what Simon was trying to do because the second chapter immediately wakes the reader out of that notion with the description of the discovery of the body of an 11-year old girl who had been reported missing from her home two days before. The investigation is different from those previously described where dectectives joked and brought in witnesses wearing mini skirts with nothing on underneath (what bothered me the most about this, was how cold I felt reading it - it was in January for goddess sake!). Here the witnesses include a librarian(!), and the greiving family of the little girl.