by Gene Wolfe
Pandora is a likable mystery about a double homicide in small-town Illinois. Much of the likability stems from Holly's take on events: she bright, and more immature than naive. As a fan of mystery novels Holly takes it upon herself to start investigating the senseless crime. This is, I think, Wolfe's most straightforward novel: the protagonist is alive at the beginning and end of the story and the setting is the world we think we live in.
copyright © 2002 John Regehr