Publishers WeeklyThis well-crafted, medium-boiled addition to Edgar nominee Lynch's (Bragg's Hunch) Peter Bragg series employs a premise that readers will either accept or reject: the use of a professional psychic in a criminal investigation. Former San Francisco Chronicle reporter Bragg is contacted by a local psychic he once talked out of committing suicide, Maribeth Robbins, who's been having a series of disturbing visions about dead bodies buried in the nearby woods. Maribeth fears she might be next. Bragg takes her story to the police, whose immediate and enthusiastic support seems a tad unrealistic. Working with pretty female detective Merle Adams, Bragg is able to narrow down the location to the Jack London State Park, where multiple corpses are unearthed close to London's mansion, the Wolf House, which mysteriously burned to the ground in 1913. As fresh bodies continue to turn up, Bragg and Adams find themselves scrambling to stay one step ahead of the killer. Readers expecting a lot of Jack London lore will find only a perfunctory page of biographical material. Lynch is on to something interesting, however, when he compares police intuition with psychic foresight. In many ways the processes seem similar, especially in the way that a detective's mind shifts into the subconscious when assembling the pieces of an investigation. (POD) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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PURE MYSTERY DIE FOR ME by JACK BRAGG (Originally published under WOLF HOUSE) Do you believe in psychics? Peter Bragg is beginning to. A previous newspaper journalist, Jack has turned his hand to becoming a Private Investigator. Receiving a call from a woman in his past, he is drawn into a mass murder case. The woman is a self-described psychic and she has seen lots of bodies .. in her visions. But what really scares her is that she's afraid that she is next to die. Bragg is a likeable guy.. for the most part. He's got some issues, but he's really a good guy just making his way in the world. There's nothing he likes better than to be involved in a case. Luckily, the police don't mind his sticking his nose in the middle of this. That's how you can tell this is fiction. This is an older book, part of a series featuring Peter Bragg. The author passed away in 2008. All of his books are being given new covers and re-published. I gave this one 5 stars. It reminds me of the murder mysteries written in the 70s and 80s. Pure mystery .. little or no sex scenes.. but a little flirtation here and there. You have to use your imagination if you want more. I'm going back to start at the beginning of the series. I'm almost positive it will be a good one. Thank you to NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review.