Friday, June 6, 2008

Poison Pen By Sheila Lowe

Title- Poison Pen
Author - Sheila Lowe
Genre -mystery
series- 1st in handwriting forensic series.
ISBN - 978-451-22369-2
No. of pages - 311
rating - 4 out of 5

I read a lot of mysteries usually somewhere in the neighbourhood of 75 a year and I have done so for several years. It is very refreshing to to find a novel with a new story line. Claudia Rose is a forensic handwriting analyst who often works with the police. When ex friend Lindsey Alexander is found dead in her Jacuzzi, the police label it as suicide. Claudia overhears a comment at the funeral that lead her to question that conclusion. When Ivan, Lindsey's business manager, asks her to prove that the note was not written by Lindsey, Claudia takes the case and soon finds herself the target of the killer.

Sheila Lowe's handwriting forensic novel is a new exciting foray into the scientific mystery genre. The characters are well developed and believable. The plot moved along quickly and contains twists and turns that kept me guessing as to who the is killer was. A bonus for me was learning about forensic handwriting analysis, a subject I new little about. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.

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