My rating: 4 of 5 stars
After the Goode is a Jake Roberts detective novel, it follows on from “Mind Over Murder”. Jake is now retired and taking a vacation in Phoenix, Arizona with girlfriend Caitland. They are staying with friends for a few days.
Bobby Goode is a comedian from Phoenix, he’s made it to the big time and is back to do a few shows before heading off to New York. Betty and Donald O’Malley are at Bobby’s comedy show, but Donald isn’t in the mood for comedy, he’s just been made redundant and Bobby’s style of humour doesn’t sit well on Donald.
When a burnt out car is found with a charred body, detective Wynter Williams and team are called in, but there are few leads and the case looks like it’s going cold unless they can find the one clue to lead them to the killer.
This book has taken a turn away from the thriller style of the previous two Jake Robert’s books that I’ve read, this one is more relaxed with just one case to solve. The whole book works around Bobby Goode’s comedian theme with everyone joining in the banter. I would suggest that this will go down best with most American male readers of detective novels.
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