Jul 21, 2021eusebius rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
I'm always leery when academics try their hand at crime fiction. I wasn't able to get through Dorothy Sayers's Gaudy Night, and I was afraid Lentricchia's book would defeat me too. It has a plot that starts off reasonably enough, then becomes unbelievable in the last 30 pages. It's a shame because there are some interesting characters and a few humourous passages along the way. I'll remember Eliot Conte and Antonio Robinson for some time to come.