Review: Back on Murder

Back on Murder
Back on Murder by J. Mark Bertrand
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I’m not a big fan of crime fiction and reading this book reminded me of why. I’m not saying it’s a bad book at all. It’s a good book. Bertrand is a good writer and the story was suspenseful and rewarding, just as a mystery book should be. It’s just not my shelf. I know, why read it? I have my reasons.

I first encountered J. Mark Bertrand on his Bible Design Blog. I also recently discovered I had his 2007, Crossway-published “Rethinking Worldview” on my shelf. I have also read a couple of his essays on Christians and art. In one particular essay, Bertrand applied theological thinking to the noir genre and put up some defense. That essay is what brought me to this book. I wanted to see how he practiced what he preached. I think he did it well.

If you like murder mysteries, then I would recommend this book to you. If you like mysteries but want some a little less grim, then read Sherlock Holmes.

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  • Joanna Works

    Cool, I like murder mysteries. Sounds like an interesting read.