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Review — KILLER REUNION by Dick Lipez (Ethiopia) writing as Richard Stevenson

Review — KILLER REUNION by Dick Lipez (Ethiopia) writing as Richard Stevenson

    Killer Reunion A Donald Strachey Mystery by Richard Lipez (Ethiopia 1962-64) writing as Richard Stevenson MLR Press Publisher 260 pages May 1, 2019 $14.99 (paperback), $6.99 (Kindle)   Reviewed by Mary-Ann Tirone Smith (Cameroon 1965-67) • Don Strachey, PI, is back, and so is his sharp-witted husband and sounding board, Timmy, “a rational man,” says Don. Damned adorable too, says my own thought patterns based on Lipez’s ability to bring forth a sharp picture of the character on the printed page. Aren’t writers brilliant in that we can create a person out of thin air, and a reader can see him/her/it based on little black marks on a white page? Some writers are better at this than others, Stevenson among the former. (If you haven’t read the first fifteen Strachey’s, Timmy was once a Peace Corps Volunteer, and his resulting unique window on the world helps our PI . . .

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