death on the rocks by Eric Wright (Dundurn Group), 271 pages, $19.99 paper. Rating: NNN
Eric Wright's 50-something, divorced private-eye gal returns to her Queen West office in the third Lucy Trimble mystery. Hired by pottery retailer Greta Golden to discover the identity of a stalker, Lucy gets herself entangled in her client's genealogy and a battle over an inheritance.
Death On The Rocks has all the ingredients for a good mystery -- a solo woman detective, an exciting but problematic lover (a racehorse trainer) and international travel -- and the plot moves along at a smart clip.
But it's a bit Jessica Fletcher. Toronto, reduced to the loft district, feels like a television set, and Lucy, an escapee from small-town Ontario, is too nice to be interesting.
Still, it's a good read for an afternoon in a deck chair.