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Killed in the Fog: A Matt Cobb Mystery
     

Killed in the Fog: A Matt Cobb Mystery

by William L. DeAndrea
 
Three-time Edgar-winner, William DeAndrea, serves up another fast-paced, crime-filled romp set in that peculiar outpost of civilization known as network television. His cast of characters runs the gamut of strange, eccentric personalities that only the world of network TV could breed, and his hero, Matt Cobb, as the Chicago Tribune has said, "is one of the most

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Three-time Edgar-winner, William DeAndrea, serves up another fast-paced, crime-filled romp set in that peculiar outpost of civilization known as network television. His cast of characters runs the gamut of strange, eccentric personalities that only the world of network TV could breed, and his hero, Matt Cobb, as the Chicago Tribune has said, "is one of the most appealing free spirits to turn up in a long time."

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Implausible from the outset, Matt Cobb's latest outing (after Killed in the Ratings) is laden with too many sour notes for the kind of natural warmth this series has previously generated. Matt, the house detective for an American TV giant known as the Network, flees the odious charms of the media biz for a vacation in England with his beloved Roxanne, who has overcome an early life of drug addiction to become wealthy and beautiful and cloyingly besotted with Matt, who loves her nearly as much as he loves himself. Matt does a favor for Lady Pam Arking, the head of a European TV network: he hands over a packagethen watches the man to whom he delivered it die. Then he runs afoul of the London coppers and gets accused of the murder. DeAndrea's fixation on all things terribly English wears thin. He's not as bang up to date as he should be (e.g., new books are now discounted in England) and turns elitist and/or stridently anti-French at the drop of a hat. The actual crime stuff about phony schools offering courses that guarantee foreigners easy entry visas carries as much wallop as a glass of warm beer. Nothing works quite right, from mousy femmes fatales to the bizarre fact that Matt, after a few short weeks in London, knows more worthless local facts than could be accumulated in a lifetime spent within the sound of the Bow Bells. (Nov.)
Library Journal
For his eighth sleuthing adventure, New York TV network exec Matt Cobb, burned out from his previous case, takes off with his rich near-fiance for a refreshing breather in London. Seemingly on vacation himself, DeAndrea (Killed in Fringe Time, LJ 11/1/95) sets up his multimurder plot in fine style, with plenty of British color, but opts for a ho-hum denouement, perhaps signaling, unfortunately, like Lilian Jackson Braun's mini-industry "Cat Who" books, that his series is becoming driven by characters rather than story. Pleasant but disappointing.David Bartholomew, NYPL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780684830544
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
11/28/1996
Series:
Matt Cobb Series
Edition description:
Large Print Edition
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.76(h) x 1.03(d)

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