Cop Out

Cop Out Berkeley California s tireless cop Jill Smith is at it again On less than good terms with her department after all Jill is not known for her blind obedience to authority she is summoned by her fe

  • Title: Cop Out
  • Author: Susan Dunlap
  • ISBN: 9780440224792
  • Page: 317
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Berkeley, California s, tireless cop, Jill Smith, is at it again On less than good terms with her department after all, Jill is not known for her blind obedience to authority she is summoned by her fellow justice seeker, the irascible, pizza loving private eye Herman Ott, to the lobby of Berkeley s elegant Claremont Hotel, for reasons she can t understand and he won tBerkeley, California s, tireless cop, Jill Smith, is at it again On less than good terms with her department after all, Jill is not known for her blind obedience to authority she is summoned by her fellow justice seeker, the irascible, pizza loving private eye Herman Ott, to the lobby of Berkeley s elegant Claremont Hotel, for reasons she can t understand and he won t divulge But when she gets there, Ott has changed his mind and decides to play dumb He ll call her in an hour to explain, he promises He doesn t When Jill checks up on him the next day, she comes up empty handed Except for one corpse in his car and another corpse in his office Ott is surrounded by dead bodies, but he himself seems to have evaporated into thin air As Jill works to find her missing friend, she finds herself estranged from the police department that hired her, and on her own in a tangled web of bureaucracy, city politics, and murder.

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      Published :2019-09-17T10:05:38+00:00

    2 thoughts on “Cop Out

    1. Susan Dunlap is best known for her Jill Smith detective series, but she is a prolific and much loved writer of crime and mystery fiction, including award winning short stories.

    2. Terrible ending to the series. After seeing Smith begin to come to terms with things on her life, enter a relationship, etc this book seemed to perfectly match its title - a cop out. Not just for the character, but for the author. The ambiguous ending - will Smith stay on the force or won't she? will she and Howard work it out or won't they? - felt like a writer who was bored with her characters and just wanted to be done.

    3. I read several of Susan’s novels when I was doing homework for one of my own books set in Berkeley, CA. I did it for the memory jog and the creative inspiration. None of her books disappointed on this score. She’s quite good at bringing the counterculture types of Berkeley to the fore and portraying this colorful part of the world, making the town of Berkeley itself very much a character of her stories, one might even say the lead character. Which is just what I wanted. Having spent more tha [...]

    4. Berkeley police officer Jill Smith finds herself at a loss when a tipster summons her, then refuses to talk and disappears, leaving behind a murder victim. Will Smith find her source before more bodies turn up, and before her lover and/or her boss decide they've had enough of her refusal to be a team player?Cop Out was reasonably entertaining, although I found it overly baroque and not really credible. Anyone who doesn't live in or near Berkeley might find it quite confusing.

    5. Cop Out is an apt title as this, the last in the series, is just that. Smith, as usual, 'cop's out' when it comes to her life. The series ends with a wimper.

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