It’s Saturday morning and that means it’s time for a new Weekend Book Pick. After last week’s vampire novel, we’re going in the opposite direction with a murder mystery. So, let’s get down to it!
The Choice: Relic (1995) by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.
You’ll like this if: You’re a fan of Jurassic Park.
What it’s about: Two young boys are found dead in the basement of the New York Museum of Natural History just days before the opening of the new “Superstition” exhibit. A string of murders follow, all with the same brutal MO: the back of the skull is bashed in and the victims’ brains are pulled out through the hole. Lieutenant Vincent D’Agosta hunts for the killer with the help of a Sherlock Holmes-esque FBI agent by the name of Aloysius Pendergast. As the exhibit opening draws closer, the two investigators must find a way to stop the killer before he goes on a murderous rampage among New York’s elite. But how do you catch a killer who’s not quite human?