reviewed Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells (Murderbot Diaries, #6)

Martha Wells: Fugitive Telemetry (EBook, 2021, Tom Doherty Associates) 4 stars

No, I didn't kill the dead human. If I had, I wouldn't dump the body …

Not as good as the first four

3 stars

Although this was published after "Network Effect" it's set before the events in that book so I decided to read it first. It's a murder mystery with Muderbot investigating which sounds like a fun premise. Unfortunately, I felt it fell kind of flat. It's not as well written as the first four novellas. Some of the descriptions feel cumbersome and there's a lot of stuff in parentheses which hampers the flow of the prose. The case itself is interesting, though, and had several twists I didn't see coming. All in all, an okay read.