Malraux and the Midnight Organ Fight by Alex Green is set in Outer Sunset, a neighborhood in San Francisco.
There is an escaped San Quentin prisoner on the loose and the bodies are starting to pike up. Is the convicted felon responsible or is someone framing him?
Weston and Malraux were best friends and world-famous detectives before graduating from high school. Weston went to Harvard, which upset Malraux. Malraux wanted to keep solving crimes at the Bohemia Solutions detective agency.
Malraux is an insufferable genius. Everyone probably knows at least one person like Malraux. It is aggravating that he is aware of how smart he is because he lets everyone know exactly how smart. I would imagine that Weston feels the same way about Malraux that Watson feels about Sherlock Holmes.
Then there was Eloise, a writer, that both gentlemen took a fancy to. I don’t think that she meant to get caught up in a murder mystery or a romantic triangle. It all just happens to some people. So I’m just over here living vicariously through Eloise, who just wanted to write about a band or something about the music scene in San Francisco.
Instead of doing the usual stuff that young people do, they are following clues all over town and end up in some fairly dark, scary places. It is a little bit reminiscent of Scooby-Doo without the Mystery Machine. I’m not opposed to that idea at all. Those meddling kids solved a lot of mysteries.
If you are a fan of mysteries or Sherlock Holmes then you should consider reading Malraux and the Midnight Organ Fight.
If you are not into a good mystery, good music, or good friends, then you might need to look for a different book.
- I did receive an ebook from the author in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own. Obviously.
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