2 Book Lovers Reviews
The Red Queen's Run is a traditional whodunnit. The dean of the journalism school has had a suspicious death, through their investigation the police have determined that it is a homicide. Meredith "Red" Solaris has not only lost a good friend and her boss, but now she has been thrown into the lion's den with a killer at large. With the help of the lead police detective she must discover Henry's killer or she may be next.
I always have a heck of a time with reviews like this. The story did exactly what it was supposed to do. It started off with a bang (i.e. the murder). There was a good list of very devious suspects and a little bit of a love story tossed in, to keep the ladies happy. The story was professionally written, little or no typos, perfect formatting and with a general good flow.
My problem with The Red Queen's Run was that I just didn't connect with any of the characters. For me, it is important to connect, to care, otherwise it takes away from the tension and suspense that are essential to a great whodunnit.
What I really did enjoy was the office dynamics of the university professors. I spent several years in university myself, I had no idea that the professors were on worse behavior than the students. Bourne Morris has done an excellent job of describing the politics of a university department and the childish antics of these scholarly individuals.
The Red Queen's Run is a good whodunnit and gives a unique perspective into a world that is mostly unseen.