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  • Poor Poor Ophelia Krug and Kellog #1
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  • 04 May 2019
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Carolyn Weston ´ 4 Read characters × PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Carolyn Weston review Poor Poor Ophelia Krug and Kellog #1 Floating in the bay with a law firm’s business card sealed in plastic strung around her neck Krug and Kellog have to solve the bizarre and gruesome murder if they don’t kill each other fir A well crafted who done it taking readers up and down the slippery slope of veteran know it all detective and his junior partner In true old cop style the focus uickly lands on one suspect and with true old cop tunnel vision there are no other candidates to investigate just tail em and nail em End of story Enter young partner and his what if theories An excellent story told in a refreshing style no super heroes leaping tall buildings no descriptive sexual scenes and even minimal profanity Just how does this author expect to sell books Read Poor Poor Ophelia and it is likely Carolyn Weston can be added to your favorite authors list Easily five stars and recommendable

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Carolyn Weston ´ 4 Read characters × PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Carolyn Weston review Poor Poor Ophelia Krug and Kellog #1 THE BLOCKBUSTER THRILLER THAT BECAME THE HIT TV SERIES THE STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO It’s the turbulent 1970s a time of social upheaval The generation gap has never seemed so wide and perilou SynopsisblurbTHE BLOCKBUSTER THRILLER THAT BECAME THE HIT TV SERIESTHE STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCOIt s the turbulent 1970s a time of social upheaval The generation gap has never seemed so wide and perilous especially for veteran Santa Monica homicide detective Al Krug and his new partner university educated ex surfer Casey Kellog the youngest detective on the force A woman s corpse is found floating in the bay with a law firm s business card sealed in plastic strung around her neck Krug and Kellog have to solve the bizarre and gruesome murder if they don t kill each other firstAn expert thriller St Louis Post DispatchWeston writes smoothly and uses a good deal of sharp dialogue New York TimesHard hitting and eminently readable San Francisco Chronicle My takeCarolyn Weston wrote a three book series that became the basis for the hit 70 s The Streets of San Francisco TV show I ve come at the series ass backwards Susannah Screaming 1975 was read and reviewed earlier in the year herehttpcol2910blogspotcouk201505Poor Poor Ophelia from 1972 was the opener 1976 s Rouse the Demon was the last one she had publishedPoor Poor Ophelia was an entertaining mystery and enjoyed though slightly less than Susannah Screaming I think if I had read them in the order they were originally published I would have a reverse reaction Loving Ophelia and being slightly less satisfied with Susannah The main reason is I think she s guilty of repeating herselfSame setting which I do like anyway so I didn t have a problem with that Early 70 s time frame in both which ticks a lot of boxes no mobile phones no super fast computers and gadgets meaning a lot of running around and leg work and driving which enhances the feel of the locationOur two detectives Krug and Kellog are a mismatched pair Krug think Karl Malden aged world weary hard hearted and cynical Kellog a baby faced Michael Douglas young idealistic na ve trusting willing to accept a witness is telling the truth than assuming he s lying and with something to hide or at least acknowledge than an untruth may be given for reasons other than guilt eg embarrassment fear of publicity and subseuent damage to a careerOur case involves a dead girl same as last time and our person of interest in this case is a young smartly dressed trendy lawyer whose business card was found in our victim s possession David J Farr our lawyer could be Kellog if Kellog had chosen the kind of career path his father had wanted for him instead of choosing the police force and Krug dislikes him on sightFarr had a chance relationship with Holly Berry our victim which he endeavours to conceal from our detectives Krug with a hyper sensitive nose for bull immediately fancies him for the crime Kellog isn t as convinced and during the course of the book takes a pro active involvement in the case Chasing up other witnesses pursuing other avenues some of which become apparent the Farr eventually revealsFarr himself having accepted his involvement and feeling guilt over having dismissed Holly and her fears for her personal safety and having unwittingly led the murderer to her door attempts to extricate himself from the matter by giving the detectives her brother someone who may hold the key to the caseThe dead girl s doper brother has gone missing a mysterious uncle who kept dropping by her digs appears just as difficult to track down Why did Holly have a big fat padlock fitted to her door recently Was she really in fear of her life as Farr claims she admitted to him I did enjoy this one though did have the sense of deja vous Krug fancies A for the murder Kellog isn t sure and remains open minded A meanwhile reluctantly involves himself in the case in a bid to get out from under putting his life at risk in a bid to ensure his freedom from a false conviction Events unfold Climax approaches Guilty party B is exposed Krug has the blinkers removed from his eyes A and Kellog escape danger and our pair close the case Kellog and Krug reconcileI just kind of think I maybe read the same book twice with a few obvious differencesStill a 4 from 5 and I will be reading Rouse the Demon at some pointBrash Books have re issued these three Weston novels and if you like 70s crime and enjoyed the TV back in the day they are well worth checking out Brash Books website is herehttpwwwbrash bookscomA Net Galley Brash Books read this one TracyK from Bitter Tea and Mystery reviewed Susannah Screaming herehttpbitterteaandmysteryblogspotcRead in August 2015httpcol2910blogspotcouk201508

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Carolyn Weston ´ 4 Read characters × PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Carolyn Weston review Poor Poor Ophelia Krug and Kellog #1 S especially for veteran Santa Monica homicide detective Al Krug and his new partner university educated ex surfer Casey Kellog the youngest detective on the force A woman’s corpse is found Sometimes acuiring a book to read is as much an odyssey as the act of reading KOFY my favorite local TV station prides itself on showing retro television My current favorite of their retro series is The Streets of San Francisco which ran from 1972 7 I can remember watching it with my grandparents I thought the detectives car was funny because they had to stick the siren on their roof when they needed itIn rewatching the show I kept noticing a based on the novel by Carolyn Weston in the credits A uick trip to IMDB brought up the title I was looking for Poor Poor Ophelia by Carolyn Weston published the same year that the pilot debuted As the pilot was ninety minutes long KOFY has never shown it and while it was fun to read the book that inspired the TV series I was disappointed that I hadn t seen it not in the first run since I m a year too young and certainly not in rerun Netflix though took care of that problem but first the bookWhile the TV series takes place in the county and city of San Francisco Weston s novel takes place in Santa Monica She wrote what she knew being raised in Hollywood during the Depression When she started this new series featuring a rookie detective and his grizzled mentor she set it on familiar ground Unfortunately the location opens up all sorts of complications of jurisdictions from all the tiny cities that exist in the Los Angeles basin By moving the series north to San Francisco most of that added complexity disappearsThe main characters in Weston s series are Casey Kellog the native rookie and Al Krug the mentor but non native Californian These two in series switch roles a bit and improve their names to Steve Keller the rookie who is now an outsider and Mike Stone the San Francisco native and career cop The mentor really needs those long term ties to the city to make his street smarts all the concrete That being said much of Weston s characterization holds up in their way of dressing their mannerisms and basic outlooks on lifeToo much of water hast thou poor Ophelia And therefore I forbid my tears Too much of water hast thou poor OpheliaThe title of course comes from Hamlet This time though the girl has not drowned herself of a broken heart but been murdered by a blow to the neck The victim s name is Holly Jean Berry and her last few days alive are replayed through extensive flashbacks in both the book and the pilot I love how the opening shots before the credits stage Holly s body to mimic the very groovy coverThe book introduces a theme that replays many times in the series the mentor s distrust of the younger generation The main suspect is a young well groomed by 1970s standards lawyer named David Farr He and the rookie are of the same generation and that adds tension to the investigation That tension in turn allows them to be distracted by false leads and misguided gut feelingsLike any good mystery the clues are there They are consistent and presented early on They are there for observant eyes in both the book and the pilot Not everything will come together until later but the process in entertaining and rewarding The ending holds up and brings to mind shows like Numb3rs and Criminal Minds and any number of modern police procedural type mystery series