Thursday, July 23, 2009

Money Shot by Christa Faust

I read about Money Shot on someone's blog, but it was before my new handy-dandy notebook method so I am not sure whose. I read one previous Hard Case Crime book and loved it so I decided to give this one a shot. It was all right, nothing outstanding, and I give it a B.

Back cover:
They thought she'd be easy. They thought wrong.
It all began with the phone call asking former porn star Angel Dare to do one more movie. Before she knew it, she'd been shot and left for dead in the trunk of a car. But Angel is a survivor. And that means she'll get to the bottom of what's been done to her even if she has to leave a trail of bodies along the way...

Even though this is a hard-boiled, pulp classic, noir type book, I have to admit that the book somewhat reminded me of the Stephanie Plum series. I am not sure if it was because some of the situations Angel ends up in seem so outrageous and similiar to those that Stephanie does, but I just felt like there was a little bit of a relationship between the two. Besides that, there is some hard core language but I am not sure what else to expect with a story where the main character is a former porn star. Lots of bodies stack up and the action doesn't stop and if you are looking for a hard crime book, I would say definitely look for this line.

I am fighting a horrible migraine right now. Our weather is horrible and there has been temperatures in the 60s/70s with lots of rain and it is just driving my sinuses, allergies, and head nuts, so I think I am going to try and take some Excedrin migraine and relax a bit. Maybe I will be able to start a new book, but right now I need the pounding to stop in my head. Happy Reading everyone!


Booklogged said...

I want to hear more about your handy-dandy notebook method of keeping track of book recommendations. I had a nice one but one day when I sorted it everything got mixed up, so I would love to hear what you do.

Wendy said...

Hee - it had to be me. Well, I'm guessing it was me. You could be reading some mystery/suspense blogs I don't know about.

I really enjoyed this book. Gave it somewhere around a B+ if memory serves.

Kristie said...

Wendy, it probably was you! Thanks for the recommendation and reminding me. I always try to rack my mind and remember...

Booklogged, I just got a small spiral notebook and keep it right next to my computer. Once I see a book I want or am interested in I write down the title, author, and whose blog I read about it on. Not very high tech, but it works for me!