Sunday, 11 January 2015

The Girl in Black Pajamas by Chris Birdy

Murder / Mystery / Suspense
Date Published: July 2014

R&B Investigations is under attack. Their employee is shot in the back as he enters the building, and a hacker is trying to compromise their secure network. While the Boston police investigate the shooting, Bogie McGruder needs to find the culprit who is trying to put them out of business. Bogie and his partner Rose Jones can’t disclose their internet problems to the cops since Bogie is a hacker himself. Bogie McGruder returns to Boston with his four- year-old daughter Isabella. He joins up with Rose Jones’ uncle Walter who is fresh for Lompoc Prison. Bogie and Walter strengthen their firewalls while they try to determine who is behind the invasion. As the R&B team hones in on the culprit, they uncover several murders and discover a plot to wipe out the financial institutions in Boston. While Bogie is in Boston, his extended family in Palm Beach becomes enmeshed in a sex scandal that threatens to ruin lives and careers in the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office. Feeling like a wishbone about to snap, Bogie tries to handle problems in both cities while Isabella continues her quest for someone to teach her the Five-Point-Palm-Exploding-Heart technique as seen in Kill Bill Volume 2. This tale of murder, revenge and greed takes the reader on a whirlwind trip from Boston to Palm Beach and back.

The Girl in Black Pajamas is available in both print and ebook format. 

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was provided with a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The story revolves around sazzy detective Bogie and his partner Rose Jones. When R and B investigations is at risk with their employee who gets attacked, and a hacker who tries to break their network, the two strive to seek to find the culprit. Bogie is having a nightmarish personal life, with a nearly dissolved family. His daughter Isabella becomes the pawn in the nasty issue. Rose has troubles of her own, including having to approach her convicted uncle for help. Do the two manage to overcome all obstacles and manage to resolve all problems, is what the book takes us through.

This was a fast-paced and fun mystery novel, being the second in the Bogie McGruder series. The narrative was engaging. I admired the little Isabella's resilience a lot and found her very inspiring and endearing.

This was an enjoyable read and highly recommended.

My rating for this book: 4 stars

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About the author

Chris Birdy is an award-winning author of the Mystery/Suspense Pajama Series. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After graduating from high school, she did a four year stint in the Middle East. When she returned to the States, Chris settled down in the Boston area and became a true Bostonian by collecting college degrees while raising a family.

For more than twenty years, Chris has been a member of the legal community performing investigative work for Boston law firms.

Chris lives outside of Boston and in Palm Beach, Florida with her husband.

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