It's been a busy year for Alameda County Coroner's Deputy Clay Edison. He's solved a decades-old crime and redeemed an innocent man--earning himself a suspension in the process. Things are getting serious with his girlfriend. And his brother's fresh out of prison, bringing with him a great big basket of crazy.Then the call comes in the middle of the night. It's a bad one. A party in West Oakland. An argument with the neighbors. A crowd in the street. Two guns, firing at random, spreading chaos and death. Nobody knows the body count yet. What Clay does know is this: it's going to be a long, long night. Longer than he ever could have imagined.Because when the dust settles, there's an extra victim. One who can't be accounted for. A young woman, strangled instead of shot, without ID and a stranger to all. She is Jane Doe. She is the Unknown. Clay's journey to give her a name and bring her justice will lead him into the bizarre--a seductive world where innocence and perversity meet and ming...
|Title||:||A Measure of Darkness|
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|Number of Pages||:||352 pages|
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A Measure of Darkness Reviews
Not great literature, but I liked it!
This is the second book in the series featuring Clay Edison. He is back and it seems his job is featured more this time and he has a new girlfriend, plus his family, specifically his brother, is playing a more prominent role. Once again he is fighting for the underdog which this time is a victim from the party crime scene that doesn’t seemed to be part of what happened there. His never give up attitude brings an unexpected conclusion to the woman’s murder.
Five people are killed after a house party gets lethal in Measure of Darkness.
A confrontation between neighbors kills three including one of the combatants. A six-year-old is hit in his bed from crossfire. In the ensuing uproar, another party guest is run down in the street by a panicked young girl. But what of the girl found hidden in a shed strangled?
Coroner investigator, Clay Edison, is trying to determine the former name of the car victim to find her next of kin. Born a male and living on t ...more
The Kellerman family is a writing phenomenon. Papa Jonathan has written 33 thrillers in his Alex Delaware series as well as at least 14 other novels and five nonfiction books. Mama Faye is the author of 25 Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus mysteries plus eight other novels. Their son, Jesse, has written a total of 12 novels, four of them collaborations with his father. The most recent production of the Kellerman father-son team is A Measure of Darkness, the second novel featuring Oakland Coroner's D ...more
3.75 stars. Clay Edison, deputy with the coroner's office, gets called to the aftermath of a party where several people are wounded or dead and not all by the gunshots fired. One person, a transgender, was killed when run over by a car and one woman was strangled in the back of the property. Clay thinks the death by strangulation is an oddity and he works with Detective Delilah Nwodo to figure out how this murder fits in.
Let's be clear -- this is a police procedural not an action thriller. Clay ...more
It appears I may be in the minority with this one. I really enjoyed the first book by this father and son team, so I was looking forward to picking up the second one. Unfortunately I was disappointed but I think this is mainly because of my own issues with some of the writing. I noticed that race comes up a lot with Jonathan Kellerman. Personally if it’s a good story I don’t care I’m reading about purple and green aliens, but this one got to me because of the “black lives matter” issue. I live r ...more
A Measure of Darkness (Clay Edison #2)
Last year I read Crime Scene, the first in this series in which father and son collaborate and liked it very much. (reviewed here)
Long a fan of the Alex Delaware novels by Jonathan Kellerman and having enjoyed the first in the Clay Edison series, I genuinely looked forward to A Measure of Darkness.
I'm sorry to say that this one didn't do much for me-- in characterization, plot, or writing. In some places it seemed to try to hard, in others, not hard enough ...more
Another good solid read from Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman. This is the 2nd book in this series and so far it's adding up to be a great series. Thank you Netgalley and the Publishers for allowing me to read this ARC book and give my own personal opinion.