When it comes to the too-brief Lomax and Biggs mystery series, you can always count on dialogue that snap-crackle-pops, and plenty of wit to make you laugh out loud. Team that with a smooth fast pace and a firecracker of a mystery, and you've got a book that won't let you go until you turn the last page.
This is Mike and Terry's show, but that doesn't keep other characters from hogging the limelight. Mike's dad, Big Jim Lomax, is a law unto himself, and if you've got any sense, you won't eat one of Big Jim's Famous Cajun Cows on a Bun. Let his son Mike tell you why: "The last time I ate one of your burgers it burned the hair right off my chest. From the inside. Hold the Cajun on ours." See what I mean? I think I'll pass. I like spicy, not incendiary.
In this fourth book, Mike learns a side to his personality that he never knew he had, and it's all due to a little girl named Sophie. If Sophie can't charm you, no one can. Trust me. I'm not necessarily child friendly, but Sophie turned me into a believer.
I do need to temper my Lomax and Biggs Admiration Society tribute just a bit though. I did find that the final mile to the killer stretched the rubber band of my credulity until I got snapped on the end of my nose. What did I do when that happened and I was faced with a few too many plot twists? I dove right back in. If you're in the mood for funny, fast, and mysterious, you can't go wrong with Lomax and Biggs. You're in the mood? Good! Do you have to start at the beginning with The Rabbit Factory? Technically, no. But if you love to laugh as much as I do, why deny yourself?