The Good Die Twice Mass Market Paperback – Sep 2000
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From Library Journal
Thirty-year-old, leanly handsome Chicago-area private detective Chase Dagger employs 18-year-old, reservation-raised shape-shifter Sara Morningsky as his assistant in this series debut. As a sleek hawk, Sara witnesses the murder of a beautiful former model who supposedly died at sea some five years earlier. When Sara and Chase delve into her family background, they uncover hidden agendas, rivalries, and greed. The attendant breezy sex, violence, and action, coupled with bits of Indian lore and Einstein the talking macaw, should have readers clamoring for the projected next novel. Lee also writes as Sandra Tooley (When the Dead Speak).
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"The Good Die Twice is an excellent start to a series that promises to entertain for books to come." -- Shelley Glodowski, Midwest Book ReviewSee all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
Driver (who also writes Sam Casey mysteries under the name S.D. Tooley) starts the series with a bang as Dagger and Sara investigate a woman's murder that Sara witnessed during an outing as a hawk. She later recognizes the woman from a photo at a party as one Rachel Tyler, wife of Robert Tyler. The problem is that Rachel Tyler already died, five years ago. So Dagger and company are off and running to find out the truth.
Along the way, we meet Dagger's cadre of friends and associates--like Padre the seminary-student-turned-police-sergeant, Skizzy the paranoid jeweler, and Simon the mailman (who predicts something besides friendship in Dagger and Sara's relationship)--and learn more about Sara's unique history and abilities. These asides enhance the reader's feeling for the characters, enhancing the story instead of taking away from it. The relationship between Dagger and Padre is well-drawn and believable and Skizzy offers terrific comic relief through his mistrust of any and all public institutions, including doctors and grocery stores.
In addition to murder and humor, The Good Die Twice contains plenty of sexual tension, and the author is an equal opportunity ogler, offering as many (if not more) vivid descriptions of Dagger's fit physique as of Sara's various attributes.Read more ›
The story revolves around Sara Morningsky, a charming Native American girl with divine shape-shifting powers, and Chase Dagger, a very hard-nosed detective. They investigate the murder of supermodel Rachel Tyler. Sara, as a shapeshifted Hawk, witnesses a murder of a young woman. However, by the time she goes and gets Dagger from her apartment, all evidence has disappeared. Later, they are invited to a party at the Tyler house. At the house, Sara sees a picture of Rachel and recognizes her as the one who had been murdered. However, evidence had shown that Rachel passed away five years before while on a family yacht one night. Sara and Dagger are left to investigate what really happened with some help from Skizzy, Padre, Nick Tyler, and Einstein, Dagger's annoying macaw.
The author does an excellent job in tying the plot together in the end. Although I do not enjoy reading, this was one of the first books in which I understood what was happening and actually enjoyed the story. Despite the 300 pages, I loved this book and how Lee Driver writes.
Most recent customer reviews
Wow, I love it...can't wait to read the rest of this serie. I love the slow burning attraction between them. Bravo!Published 11 months ago by Hope Leslie Hermnharry
A book that defies the crime fiction mold. From page one, you know you're in for a different kind of read. Read morePublished on Oct. 17 2001 by Amy
I must agree with some of the other reviewers -- the concept was intriguing, but the execution was poor. Read morePublished on Oct. 17 2001
The concept, the plot and the characters looked very good. Then I read it. Parts of it were quite good, but like an omelette a few really rotten eggs can ruin the whole thing. Read morePublished on Oct. 4 2001 by George G. Olive
Cross-genre mysteries are becoming more and more popular. The Good Die Twice introduces us to a new team of detectives: Chase Dagger and Sara Morningsky. Read morePublished on July 3 2001 by Jerry
I couldn't get past the first third of this book. I tried, but to me it read like a book written for a teenager by a teenager. Read morePublished on May 24 2001
THE GOOD DIE TWICE is the first in a planned Chase Dagger series.
Chase Dagger has sent his assistant Sara on a stakeout, and she witnesses a murder but by the time that she... Read more
The Good Die Twice is a winner, both in terms of fascinating characters and a rapid-fire, unguessable plot. Read morePublished on Sept. 19 2000