Old City Hall is the first of four novels by Robert Rotenberg featuring the character Detective Ari Green, along with a few other recurring characters. I gobbled them up in more or less reverse order. Like the others, this was a highly readable mystery with a well considered plot, likeable characters and plenty of Toronto references. Rotenberg is a criminal lawyer so you get a glimpse at our justice system through experienced eyes.
I read lots of different types of books, all varieties of novels, non-fiction on various topics that interest me, and even the occasional biography. Sometimes a page-turner like this is just what the doctor ordered. Being a Torontonian, it was fun reading a story set amidst landmarks of our city. Old City Hall is a burger and fries with a chocolate shake kind of novel, but it was a tasty burger, dressed up with a good selection of toppings.
Old City Hall is an entertaining and highly readable light mystery.
I am a sucker for novels that reference places I know. A shame I don’t know Toronto very well…