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Fans of Sandford's Prey series starring Lucas Davenport have already met Virgil Flowers, who has a very different personality and style from that of his boss - but who shares Davenport's ability to trace and track dangerous killers and unravel mysterious cases. In Dark of the Moon Sandford gives Flowers his own series, recommended for fans of the Prey novels. Tightly plotted with interesting supporting characters and a couple of minor appearances by Davenport himself, who passes on some occasional advice to the younger detective by telephone.
ok...VF likeable and easy to read story. relief following terrible E George book.
A well paced mystery with plenty of red herrings. A couple of small plot holes and okay characterizations are made up by the narrative. Worth it as an airplane or beach read.
Lots of twists. I enjoy how Sandford has us follow the logic of his main character Virgil Flowers, with Virgil being amazingly transparent with everyone -- on purpose as a strategy. This one I rated a little lower because I thought the hints about who was the killer were too obvious. Good read nevertheless.
Although Virgil Flowers has been introduced in the Davenport series, this is the first in the series dedicated to Flowers on his own. If you enjoyed Flowers as a sidekick, this should be right up your alley. Funnier and quirkier than Davenport, Flowers is still an able investigator. In Dark of the Moon, Flowers is sent to the small town of Bluestem to investigate a double homicide. Like most Sandford books, the bodies start piling up before the end when Flowers discovers that the recent murders may be tied to something in the far past.
My first John Sandford read and I liked it. It was exciting enough to keep me interested and I liked the humor mixed in. nice touch! I will definitely try another John Sandford in the near future.
Finally got around to reading this Virgil Flowers blockbuster - - I want to be Virgil [and I've always hated fishing]!
My reading secret is that I love John Sanford books, and I'm usually not a genre reader.
My faves are his "prey" series but I liked this book too - the first of his "Virgil Flowers" series.
A multiple murder mystery with twists and turns and interesting characters.
I like all of Sandford's books that I have read, and this was no exception. I always want to get to the next chapter and then the next book ! Flowers is a different type of character to Lucas Davenport, who is his boss and stars in the other Sandford 'Prey" novels. The characters are linked and I like that.
good author, page turner