Library Journal Review of The Trophy Exchange

(Starred) Fanning, Diane. The Trophy Exchange: A Lucinda Pierce Mystery. Severn House. Aug. 2008. c.249p. ISBN 978-0-7278-6635-6. $27.95.   When eight-year-old Charley Spencer finds her mother’s brutally murdered body, Lt. Lucinda Pierce catches the case. Pierce has been damaged both physically and emotionally by events in her life but has survived to become a stellar homicide detective, as she demonstrates in pursuing vicious killers. Fanning (Bite the Moon) provides plenty of forensic details, plot twists, and suspense. Though this near-perfect police procedural is not for the faint of heart, readers who like Kate Flora and Alex Kava will put it on their reserve lists. Highly recommended.