Street of Shadows (Star Wars: Coruscant Nights II)

Street of Shadows - Michael Reaves Despite the "Star Wars" affiliation, "Coruscant Nights II: Street of Shadows" is not yet another Jedi/Sith war tale, nor does it have much to do with interstellar dogfighting. Rather, it's very much "Perry Mason" meets space opera. Sure, Darth Vader gets quite a few pages, but it's largely a science fiction/mystery novel, involving non-cinematic characters, that takes place in between the film trilogies. The whole premise may scream "cash cow," but it actually works quite well. The writing was crisp and easy to read, the story was great, and it brough back memories of watching old-school television detectives such as Jessica Fletcher and Columbo. So, if you like sci-fi and whodunits, you most likely will enjoy this.