Wednesday, May 11, 2011
PimPage: An Occasional Feature in Which I Call Interesting Books to Your Attention
How about a book-reading detective who believes that the decline of Western Civilization continues apace? Irresistible, right? If you feel that way, then it's time you made the acquaintance of Chess Hanrahan. Honors Due is his third case, I believe, and in it Hanrahan goes to a movie about Galileo. He's horrified to discover that Hollywood has turned the astronomer's life into something like a Will Ferrell film and even more horrified to see that the script is credited to a famous historian who, as it happens, has been recently murdered. Hanrahan sets out to find out the story behind all this, and he's the kind of a guy who won't stop until he finds what he's looking for.