As I mentioned last week, I am in research mode. Delayed Justice: Inside Stories From America’s Best Cold Case Investigators by Jack and Mary Branson is less story and more how to. They use examples from solved cold case files handled by different police and federal agencies to suggest an appropriate method of solving cold cases.
The book itself was a touch repetitive outside of the things said by the detectives and agents they interviewed. This was definitively written for the arm chair detective who’s retired and got caught up in the true crime channel.
On the other hand, I took some really good notes for my novel. It’s a solid book that fills a very small niche. This is not popular reading in my opinion.