Monday, March 28, 2011

Psych: A Fatal Frame Of Mind - William Rabkin

Psych: A Fatal Frame of Mind

(From back cover)

Trained to be a detective by his father, blessed with astounding powers of observation and deduction, and cursed with a refusal to take anything seriously, Shawn Spencer has convinced everyone he's psychic. Now, with his best friend, Gus, he's either going to clean up...or be found out.

When the Santa Barbara art museum unveils its newest acquisition, the long-lost masterpiece by Pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti isn't the only surprise behind the red curtain - the museum's curator is there too. Dead. And posed just like the figure in the painting.

The case has everything Shawn likes - it's bizarre, it's baffling, and there's a snack bar at the crime scene. But the investigation gets a lot less fun as Gus and he begin to realize that the clues are leading them toward a centuries-old cabal desperate to hide a terrible secret - and more than willing to kill the two detectives who are trying to reveal it. Shawn and Gus need to unmask a secret society as old as the Templars, as mysterious as the Rosicrucians, and as deadly as the yakuza - before they become its next victims.

I give this book 3 stars

My Thoughts:
If you like the television show you should find "Psych: A Fatal Frame Of Mind" somewhat enjoyable; otherwise, it's not that great. The three of William Rabkin's Psych books that I have read seem to place the focus more on Gus and very little, if at all, on Shawn. I find this very odd, because the show focuses the most on Shawn Spencer and very rarely on Burton "Gus" Guster or anyone else. So if you can't wait for more Psych, these books will help - but be warned they are not nearly as good as the show itself. 

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