Third You Die, Scott Sherman’s third in the Kevin Connor mysteries, is possibly the most entertaining of the three. I am in love with Kevin’s mother and her humorous ways. Most of the same characters are in this story, with the addition of Andrew, the producer of the show, who is much more of a figure in this book. Freddy is still the best friend, and Tony is still the semi boyfriend. And the tension between Tony and Kevin is still there.
Kevin is no longer a prostitute, but works with his mother on her television show. During one of the shows Kevin meets the beautiful Brent Haven, a porn star with the amazing coincidence of looking an awful like Kevin. This will be very useful, and very dangerous for Kevin as the story moves along. He is mistaken for Brent more than once in the book, and thus, his proclivity for getting involved in murders. Brent disappears, and Kevin goes in search of him, for reasons he isn’t completely sure about.
Meanwhile, his mother is showing signs of the same proclivity when she decides to investigate an exclusive adoption agency that she has read about after the death of a child. These two scenarios keep Kevin a very busy man. And add to this, the entrance of a third person into the already unsteady relationship with Tony, his son Rafi.
All of this adds up to a fast paced book that kept me reading, and I didn’t put it down until I had read the whole thing. I love Mr. Sherman’s writing, and love the fact that he can wind his way through a mystery. He keeps you interested, and turning page after page to find out what is going to happen next. I certainly hope number three isn’t the last of the series.