My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Thomas Perry is one of my favorite mystery authors, and Forty Thieves is an excellent example of why he's on my auto-read list. It's a stand alone novel about a husband & wife detective team, both retired from the LAPD, and their path intersects with a husband & wife assassin team during a murder investigation.
It's said too many cooks spoil the broth, but in this case, too many thieves are complicating the investigation. One of the things I loved about the book is the detective team, Sid and Veronica Abel, are in their 50s. As Ronnie points out, part of what makes them so successful is gray-haired, middle aged women are invisible to society, especially to men. She's an example to us all of how to be grown up and still kick-ass and take names.
If you've never read Thomas Perry, one of his stand-alone books is an excellent starting point. Then you get to go on to discovering the Jane Whitehead novels, which really define what a kick-ass woman can bring to a story.
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