Monday, March 18, 2013

The First Rule of Ten

The First Rule of Ten
by Gay Hendricks and Tinker Lindsay

In this book we meet Tenzing (Ten for short) Norbu. Ten has an unusual background for a Los Angeles police detective. He grew up in a monastery in India where he secretly read Sherlock Holmes. Ten's father planned for Ten to follow in his footsteps and become a monk. Ten resisted the idea. A llama intervened in this father-son tug-of-war and Ten found himself in Los Angeles teaching meditation at the Buddhist Cultural Center. He left the center to pursue his crime solving ambitions by joining the LAPD. Ten grew restless in the LAPD and a bullet wound impelled him to follow to his dream of being a private investigator. Ten?s first client arrives at his door before he hangs his sign. A woman looking for the previous owner of Ten's house knocks on his door asking for Zimmy. She introduces herself as Barbara Maxey and says that she is Zimmy's ex-wife. She wants to talk to Zimmy about some music royalties that Zimmy earned as a rock-and-roll singer. Ten thinks that she wants a share of the royalties and refuses to give her his current address. Barbara is found murdered the next day. Ten, feeling guilty because he did not listen to her story, decides to find out who killed her. This book was a fun read and I look forward to more books in this series. In case you are wondering, the first rule of Ten is "Don't ignore intuitive tickles, lest they reappear as sledgehammers." [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try the works of Colin Cotterill, Elliot Pattison, and John Burdett.] -- recommended by Donna G. - Virtual Services Department

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