So Tender, So Fair is a good, satisfying mystery story that will keep you guessing until the last page. It was written by author and psychologist Louis Birner.
There is a serial killer on the loose in New York City. First, a young, single schoolteacher is murdered. The young lady, apparently taking drugs, was raped after her murder. Her body was discovered with a golden paper crown on her head and a note in her hand. On the note was a line from one of Shakespeare's plays. As the police dig into her past, they discover that she came from a very troubled family, but that is about it.
Two more ladies are victims of this serial killer. Each one is found clutching a piece of paper with a line from one of Shakespeare's plays in her hand, and each one was raped after her murder. But no other clues as to the identity of the killer can be found. The detectives are in a race to find this murderer before he strikes again.
What is the connection between these three women? Why were they killed? How many more women will be killed before this crazed murderer is stopped? And what does Shakespeare have to do with it?
While reading the story you will be introduced to those who knew the murdered women. Teachers, friends, drug dealers, even a Buddhist monk enters the story. Not only did the first victim have a troubled past, her present wasn't so free of trouble, either.
The murderer did have a reason, one that only he understood, for his killing spree. It was explained quite well, so the novel does have a satisfactory ending that will make you glad you took the time to read the book.
The book is good and held my interest. It book was sent to me free of charge by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. If you would like a copy for your own reading pleasure, I have included an Amazon link for the book below.