The Thirteenth Rose
Author: Gail Bowen [Website][Regina Public Library]
Publisher: Rapid Reads
Series: The World According to Charlie D, Bk 4
Length: 85 pages
Obtained: Library copy
Why this book?:
I've been reading this series since One Fine Day You're Gonna Die (the 2nd in the series - I had to backtrack to read the first, Love You to Death.) And of course I read the 3rd book, The Shadow Killer. And of course, the series has the added benefit of being by a Canadian Author and qualifying for the 7th annual Canadian Book Challenge.
It's quick and easy, yes - it's intended to help with adult literacy. But the quality is there. This time the book takes place on Valentine's Day.
On his way to work, Charlie D stops long enough to give a rose to a tired prostitute along the way. It's then that he hears about a new cult-like extremist group targeting those in that line of work. He goes on his way, feel deeply troubled. But the nights romantic show turns scary when the group starts turning threat into action... and murdering said prostitutes in multiple cities. Charlie D must keep his cool and run the show even while trying to save more lives from being needlessly taken.
I do like Charlie D. I wish I could listen to the actual radio show it's based on, but I haven't found a way to do that yet. Anyone know if you can get the CBC production of The World According to Charlie D? Maybe on CD? Or even downloadable?