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5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

A Novella Pre-quel to PROTECTOR

According to the author's website, "An Unfinished Death" is the first of three novella collections that will be released featuring her Jane Perry character. I love that idea. Sure, I adore Dewey's novels in the Jane Perry series, but getting little tidbits of Jane Perry...
According to the author's website, "An Unfinished Death" is the first of three novella collections that will be released featuring her Jane Perry character. I love that idea. Sure, I adore Dewey's novels in the Jane Perry series, but getting little tidbits of Jane Perry between novel releases feeds my addiction to Dewey's work.

In this first release, (which is a PRE-QUEL to the first novel in the series, PROTECTOR), Jane's alcohol addiction is paramount and through that haze, she travels to a kind of middle ground where people who have been killed or died suddenly await their ascension. There she meets Devinder Bashir, a kind Indian man who was thought to have committed suicide but that's not the case. Working with Jane on an unconscious level, he seeks to redeem his death and bring the people to justice who did him in.

One of the reasons I'm hooked on Laurel Dewey's work is that she has taken the crime thriller and put a great spin on it by infusing it with mysticism and esoteric principles. It's not heavy handed but if you are intrigued by what lies on the other side of the veil, I think you'll love her books and short stories. She has also masterfully created a main character in Detective Jane Perry who is smart, tough, damaged, frustrating and never boring.

If rough language bothers you, then this is not for you. But it doesn't bother me when it fits the character and/or circumstance of the story.

This is truly a wonderful, quick read that you can add to your collection of Laurel Dewey's work. She is one writer to watch because she's going to be huge.

posted by VoraciousReaderEG on March 22, 2011

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10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

Had I read this one first, I'd have been completely confused.

I had just finished "Protector", which I loved, so I thought I'd give this one a shot. At just 38 pages, it doesn't give enough background to understand the Jane Perry character and she just comes across as wierd. Read "Protector" first and this will make a lot more sen...
I had just finished "Protector", which I loved, so I thought I'd give this one a shot. At just 38 pages, it doesn't give enough background to understand the Jane Perry character and she just comes across as wierd. Read "Protector" first and this will make a lot more sense.

posted by 8979271 on October 17, 2011

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  • Posted March 22, 2011

    A Novella Pre-quel to PROTECTOR

    According to the author's website, "An Unfinished Death" is the first of three novella collections that will be released featuring her Jane Perry character. I love that idea. Sure, I adore Dewey's novels in the Jane Perry series, but getting little tidbits of Jane Perry between novel releases feeds my addiction to Dewey's work.

    In this first release, (which is a PRE-QUEL to the first novel in the series, PROTECTOR), Jane's alcohol addiction is paramount and through that haze, she travels to a kind of middle ground where people who have been killed or died suddenly await their ascension. There she meets Devinder Bashir, a kind Indian man who was thought to have committed suicide but that's not the case. Working with Jane on an unconscious level, he seeks to redeem his death and bring the people to justice who did him in.

    One of the reasons I'm hooked on Laurel Dewey's work is that she has taken the crime thriller and put a great spin on it by infusing it with mysticism and esoteric principles. It's not heavy handed but if you are intrigued by what lies on the other side of the veil, I think you'll love her books and short stories. She has also masterfully created a main character in Detective Jane Perry who is smart, tough, damaged, frustrating and never boring.

    If rough language bothers you, then this is not for you. But it doesn't bother me when it fits the character and/or circumstance of the story.

    This is truly a wonderful, quick read that you can add to your collection of Laurel Dewey's work. She is one writer to watch because she's going to be huge.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2013

    Recommended

    A short story (38 pages) that moves along at a good pace. Policewoman Jane Perry is a hard drinker and chain smoker who solves a murder that had been made to look like suicide. A good read with good characterizations.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 21, 2013

    Highly recommend

    if you like novels about female detectives this a diffent read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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