Where does A Clockwork Murder rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
It is one of the better ones as far as being able to keep my attention and wanting to get back to listening to it when I have had to stop for whatever reason. That’s the sign of a good book.
What other book might you compare A Clockwork Murder to and why?
I would compare this book to some of Ann Rule’s stand alone novels in that it shows the workings of the killer’s thoughts and motivations, as well as a picture of who the victim is before the crime and follows through the whole court proceedings. It includes the interactions of the families of both the victim and the killers with the press and various lawyers and prosecutors. Both this author and Ann Rule are very thorough in their exploration of the case and criminal justice system, and both treat the victim’s families with tremendous respect.
Which scene was your favorite?
I don’t want to say which part of the book was my favorite because I don’t want to give anything away. But there were several parts that hit you in the gut. I particularly felt for the victim’s parents. Their grief was tangible. I also felt frustration and anger at the defense lawyers and even the Supreme Court. That’s all I will say.
What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?
Colorado was weird back in the day. Appointing a 3 judge panel to decide the death penalty? I’d never heard of that. I much prefer the way it is now. It should have always been left up to the jury.
Any additional comments?
It’s not necessary for the listener to have seen A Clockwork Orange to get this book, but it is a help. However, I wouldn’t suggest running out an viewing it just to listen to this book. The author provides plenty of references so that you understand the connection.

I was provided a copy of this book at no charge by the author in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.