Tuesday, March 9, 2010
2010 YA Edgar Review: The Morgue and Me by John C. Ford
Christopher has a job at the morgue for the summer. He cleans part-time, and finds the job pretty uneventful, until the body of Mitch Blaylock shows up at the morgue. That same day, Christopher finds $15k in cash in the medical examiner (his boss)’s office. He quickly figures out that something’s not right about the investigation into Blaylock’s murder. He joins young reporter Tina (who’s also hot) to find out why Blaylock’s murder is being covered up.
With a solid mystery and suspenseful plot turns, The Morgue and Me is a great read. Although this is an older YA (Christopher has just graduated; there’s some boozing and sleeping over going on), the voice really nails the genre, in my opinion. I give this a 4.5 out of 5—great read.