cover image Koko


Peter Straub. Signet Book, $7.99 (595pp) ISBN 978-0-451-16214-4

Tom Pasmore, a visionary 17-year-old, discovers his true identity as he helps a once-famous detective solve a complex case based on a murder committed 20 years earlier. ``While evocative of place and time (the early '60s) and peopled with memorable characters, the story tries to fit into too many subgenres to succeed completely at any one,'' PW commented. (Jan.)