|Mass market paperback, 265 pages|
Acquired and read August 2012
by Christopher Bulis
I don't think that if I was the editor, I'd've followed a hardboiled detective novel with a locked-room murder mystery. Tempest is a better novel than Mean Streets, though, for all that's worth. A murder mystery on a high-speed train is an interesting setting, and Bulis does his best to get something out of it. Not great, but you could do worse; Tempest's biggest flaw is the central character, who feels like she could be any detective, and not Bernice Summerfield in particular. There's no sense of voice.