BURIED ON AVENUE B is Peter de Jonge’s second offering in the Darlene O’Hara series, and he offers up a compelling and puzzling mystery narrative peppered with memorable characters, both primary and secondary. None of them are more interesting than O’Hara herself, a driven and likable NYPD homicide detective. In her mid-30s with a 21-year-old son, O’Hara couldn’t be more different from Ed McBain’s Steve Carella of the 87th Precinct. Yet I was reminded of him, and that august series, time and again. Yes, it’s that good.
"O’Hara is a wonderfu