Nov 20, 2010

Book Review: A King of Infinite Space by Tyler Dilts

A King of Infinite Space by Tyler Dilts
Paperback: 308 pages
Publisher: AmazonEncore (June 29, 2010)
Source: ARC provided by publisher
Genre: Crime fiction, thriller

Book Description: Long Beach, California, homicide detective Danny Beckett investigates when Elizabeth Williams, a high school teacher, is brutally killed in her classroom. What could this young woman have done to make her the target of such a violent attack? And what is the significance of the victim’s left hand, taken by the killer as a grisly trophy? Beckett's hunt for the murderer soon morphs into a personal quest for atonement as he struggles to come to terms with the loss of his wife and family. A riveting crime novel introduces Danny Beckett to the ranks of fiction’s favorite hardened detectives. (adapted from amazon).

Comments: A page turner for sure, but like detective Danny Beckett, my stomach turned at the details of the murder. A bit too violent for my tastes, especially as the victim is a school teacher in her classroom at night, a vulnerable victim that makes the crime even more horrific. The novel fits the category of hardboiled crime fiction for those who enjoy the genre. Danny is a likeable guy and I'd love to see him in action again in other detective fiction.

About the author: Tyler Dilts teaches in the MFA program at California State University, Long Beach.

Objective rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars.


  1. Sounds interesting and intriguing. Enjoyed your review. There are times I enjoy a murder mystery that goes a bit more into details and other times I just want to read a cozy mystery. This is one I'll have to check on when I want to read in more detail. Thanks.

    Thoughts in Progress

  2. The plot idea sounds intriguing, but I don´t like too much gore either.

  3. I do not think I would enjoy this hardboiled stuff...


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