In Martin Limóns The Wandering Ghost, its the early 1970s and a female MP is AWOL from the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Or is she? Maybe shes been kidnapped. Maybe shes been raped and murdered. Nobody knows for sure, but Sergeants George Sueño and Ernie Bascom aim to find out. Oh, and while theyre at it, theyre looking into another soldiers supposed suicide, a stripper on the run, an overactive black market and the wandering ghost of a schoolgirl killed by a speeding army truck.
The fifth in Limóns Sergeants Sueño and Bascom military mystery series, The Wandering Ghost has been racking up some heady praise. The Wall Street Journal says its full of sharp observations and unexpected poignancy. The New York Times says Limón writes with
wonderful bleak humor, edged in pain, about GI life. Fans dont usually bother with such flowery praise, they just gobble up the books as soon as they hit the shelves. You can meet Limón at todays reading/signing. Maybe hell give out some clues about The Wandering Ghosts power-packed surprise ending. 6:30 p.m. Murder by the Book, 2342 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-524-8597 or visit www.murderbooks.com. Free.
Thu., Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m., 2007