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the very beginning,
This review is from: Report for Murder (Paperback)
From what i gather this is the first book of Ms Mcdermids to ever be published (but dont quote me on that! :) ). A lot of people say she started off badly and matured into the great writer that she is but I can't agree with that. Yes, she has improved over the years but the characters and stories she tends to write now are darker than the initial Lindsay Gordon ones. This means a lot of wit and humour has been lost from the early years.
If you like a good laugh mixed in with your basic whodunnit then you'll love this book.
Lindsay Gordon is a journalist down on her luck and short for cash which leads her to take a job covering an event at an all girls school. Not long after a body is discovered and she gets embroiled in trying to solve the crime since one of her friends gets accused of the murder.
She manages to start up a relationship along the way too!
A good, relatively short read to relax to on a saturday afternoon.