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Book Review-Death at Gills Rock-Patricia Skalka

Monday, June 29, 2015


It looks like I got my wish (one of them anyway). I wanted there to be a sequel to Death Stalks Door County here is my review and I received it in the mail a week or so ago!

Dave Cubiak has been elected sheriff of Door County. He finds himself embroiled in the very type investigation he thought he had left behind when he left Chicago where he was a homocide detective. What he ultimately finds will shatter the reputation of three war veterans. It takes a lot of digging to get to bottom of this. He is still thinking about Cate who disappeared in the last book and who he misses. She makes a small appearance at the end--but will she stay? Will there be another in this series?


About the Book: (From the Publisher)

After tracking a clever killer in Death Stalks Door County, park ranger and former Chicago homicide detective Dave Cubiak is elected Door County sheriff. His newest challenge arrives as spring brings not new life but tragic death to the isolated fishing village of Gills Rock. Three prominent World War II veterans who are about to be honored for their military heroics die from carbon monoxide poisoning during a weekly card game. Blame falls to a faulty heater but Cubiak puzzles over details. When one of the widows receives a message claiming the men “got what they deserved,” he realizes that there may be more to the deaths than a simple accident.
Investigating, Cubiak discovers that the men’s veneer of success and respectability hides a trail of lies and betrayal that stems from a single, desperate act of treachery and eventually spreads a web of deceit across the peninsula. In a dark, moody tale that spans more than half a century, Cubiak encounters a host of suspects with motives for murder. Amid broken dreams, corruption, and loss, he sorts out the truth. Death at Gills Rock is the second book in Patricia Skalka’s Dave Cubiak Door County Mystery series.

This book will be published on 6/23/15-for more information on where to purchase it go to the author's website.

About the Author: (from University of Wisconsin Press)


Skalka is a former freelancer for Reader's Digest, specializing in medical and human-interest stories. She has worked as a magazine editor and writing instructor. A Chicago native, she lives in the city but takes time off at her cottage in Door County.

Website URL: www.PatriciaSkalka.com
Blog URL: www.booksinbrief.net
Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/patricia.skalka.1
Twitter: @PatriciaSkalka
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32 comments :

Joanne T Ferguson said...

What an interesting book that I will have to explore more! There is nothing like exploring who was murdered and why!

Annemarie Leblanc said...

How wonderful it is for me to find this post! I am leaving for vacation and one week and nothing is better than having a great book to read on the beach, especially when I can read a review. On of my favourite types of books is murder mysteries so you know I am going to be picking this up. Thanks for sharing :-)

Athena Nagel said...

This would definitely be great to read on the beach when I am finally on vacation starting tonight! Can't wait for vacation and to read this.

Samantha said...

sounds like a good read, very interesting!

Sharon Martin said...

Sounds like an intriguing read, love the cover.

Franc said...

This would surely make you hooked following the mystery of the case. It would be nice to follow the adventures of the Sheriff.

Deborah Williamson said...

sounds like a good read will check it out next time i'am at the book store!

mykidsguide said...

This got me really intrigued. I am not much into mystery books, but this one is interesting.

Coolmoms Cooltips said...

It sounds like a great read. I will bring it with me to the beach

Jennifer Juro said...

This sounds like a great read!! I have been looking for a good book to read I need to check out this series.

Liz Mays said...

This definitely sounds like a mystery I could get into. I'd be curious to learn the secret behind the gas leak.

Linda A. Kinsman said...

I am back into reading mysteries this summer, so this book would be perfect !

jcupphoo said...

This sounds like a fun read! Mysteries are always much more of a page turner than anything else!

Parent Palace said...

This sounds like a really interesting book and set in a great place. It really likes like one I would love to get my hands on!

Angie Scheie said...

Mysteries are my favorite! This sounds like a good one, and since it's only the second book in the series I'm not too far behind. Thanks for the review and recommendation.

Mama to 5 said...


Sounds like a great mystery read! I enjoy books like this!

Dee @ Cocktails with Mom said...

I haven't read a mystery in like forever. This one sounds good.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

It's very mysterious how they tracked this killer through such open terrain. It must add to the suspense for the reader.

Angelic Sinova said...

This sounds like the perfect "plane" book! I'll be traveling a lot back and fourth this next 4 months and this seems like a great book to read during those 5 hour flights <3

Katherine Bartlett said...

This sounds like a great book to turn into a movie!

Stefany T said...

I am in between books. This sounds like a good one to try now!

Sandy a la Mode said...

this really sounds like one mysterious book!!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

Crystal Egan said...

I do love a good mystery. Was the book exciting? Was there a love interest? Can't wait to hear more!

Crystal Egan said...

I do love a good mystery. Was the book exciting? Was there a love interest? Can't wait to hear more!

Ann B said...

Thanks for sharing. This sounds like a something I should add to my summer reading list.

Liz Mays said...

I have to remember to look at her other books too. The first book in the series sounds good.

PalmTrees SeaBreeze said...

An isolated fishing village is the perfect place to create a storyline for a book like this one. I like it!

Rebecca Swenor said...

This sounds like an awesome read indeed. I will have to read the first one though before reading this one. Thanks for sharing.

Krystal Butherus said...

This sounds like the kind of book I would read through in a night! It sounds so suspenseful and interesting.

Amanda McMahon said...

I'm so glad you got your wish! It sounds like a good story line,

Frugal and Fun Mom said...

Your description in the review already drew me into the story. Sounds like a fantastic summer read and a book I should pick up.

Aisha Kristine Chong said...

What a wonderful review on the book. Sounds good to read.

 
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