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Book Review: The Green Hornet Casefiles, Part 2

The Green Hornet Casefiles edited by Joe Gentile and Win Scott Eckert
From where I left off:

The Insincerest Form of Flattery
Another criminal heavy and his violent sidekick show up in town. The Green Hornet and Kato are not amused. This is okay but the baddie is obvious.

Bad Medicine
A big trial is underway, this is not interesting.

The Grey Line Between
Scanlon and The Green Hornet kinda sorta trigger a race riot by accident. This is patronizing.

Up in Smoke
The Green Hornet and Kato take on smugglers, okay.

The Worst Angels of our Nature
Britt Reid is accused of embezzlement. This is good but once again the baddie is obvious.

Now That Would be Telling
Someone's taking revenge on mobsters, the Green Hornet and Kato must save the day. This is okay.

Summer of Death
The token 'Fight Club' tale, it's rather good.

The Wet and the Wicked
Britt Reid contemplates giving up his Green Hornet alter ego. It does not go to plan. This is very good.

The Carlossi Caper
The Green Hornet and Kato bring down a construction caper, not memorable.

Soldanus, The Sultan of Crime
A new criminal mastermind in town causes even more trouble than the Green Hornet. This is okay and for once the revelation of the baddie is a surprise.

The Dangerous Game
A sniper is on the loose. Only the Green Hornet and Kato can foil him. This is good.

Beauty is as Beauty Does
The Black Beauty is stolen, again. This is okay.

Auld Acquaintance
Britt Reid's nemesis is back. Plus the shadows of the long dead Lone Ranger and Tonto fall on the present. This is okay.

This anthology is enjoyable. If Moonstone publish a 3rd one I'd like to see less of Casey being useless and I'd love a story where Axford finds out Britt Reid is the Green Hornet.
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