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Book Review-Murder at the Fourth (A Forest Pines Mystery)-Duncan Whitehead

Monday, October 23, 2017

Who would want to murder Donald Sands? Actually a lot of people all with very good reason! He wasn't a very nice person under his pleasant veneer. Steve Calder is the Sheriff of this small town and has little to no experience with murder--he is more used to having to hand out speeding tickets and acts of that nature. The only person who could help him was Jenny Pickett, a retired Miami Detective. Jenny had retired to this small town to escape the hustle and bustle and dangers of Miami.

Not at all sure she wanted to help--but knowing that she had to-she teams up with the Sheriff to not only help him solve the case but to teach him the ropes!

As in every small town you have your town gossips and favorite watering hole. Jenny learns more there from her two friends then anywhere else. You are going to love the interactions between them. Of course they are positive that Jenny should hook up with Steve--but he is so much younger then she is!! Steve will have you laughing at his constant attempts to make her more then a comrade in arms.

But just when you think all is well with the world a person from Jenny's path comes to town. Jenny tries to call Steve-----and you won't guess who murdered Donald Sands!

This is not the first in this series and I think that perhaps you should read from book 1 onward. I am going to have to back track-but have no problem with this since I did really enjoy this book.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Retired Miami Detective, Jenny Pickett, is loving life in the small Montana town of Forest Pines. That is until local businessman, Donald Sands, is found murdered on the local golf course.

Young and inexperienced Sheriff, Steve Calder, needs help and turns to Jenny to assist him in his investigation. Suddenly Jenny is plunged into a mystery unlike any other she has encountered and faces a multitude of suspects who all have a reason to rejoice the victim's death. It isn’t going to be as easy as Jenny thought, as she tries to find out who killed the most unpopular man in town.

A string of mistresses, a jealous husband, a shady realtor as well as a down on his luck store owner, who couldn't repay a debt, are just some of the suspects as the plot thickens, and twists abound.

Meanwhile, skeletons from Jenny's past are rattling their unwelcome bones.

The truth contorts to a climax that will leave readers breathless.

Read a chapter or two here

Purchase the book here

About the Author: (from Amazon)

Award Winning Writer, Duncan Whitehead, was born in England and is the author of the best-selling and award-winning GORDONSTON LADIES DOG WALKING CLUB Trilogy. The series, inspired by the quirky characters and eeriness in the real life Savannah neighborhood in which he once lived is a humorous mystery, which boasts an assortment of characters and plot twists.

He has also written over 2,000 spoof and comedy news articles, under various aliases, for a variety of websites both in the US and the UK.

He has written further novels; a comedy set in Manhattan, THE RELUCTANT JESUS, published in April 2014 and republished in July 2015 & three short stories.

Duncan is well known for his charity work, kindness to animals, children and old people; and, of course, his short-lived bullfighting career and his hideous hunchback.

In February 2045, he invented time travel and now spends much of his time in either the future (where he has won the lottery an astonishing 117 times) and the present day.

Author's Website

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Gladys Parker said...

Murder At The Fourth sounds like a fun mystery read. I like some of the lively, less gory mysteries. I can't wait to find out who actually killed Donald Sands! It sounds like Steve wants much more from Jenny than a crime partner.

Beck Valley Books said...

I bet Jenny never really retires from her detective duties, sounds like a great read especially located in a small town.

Alison Brodie said...

I love Duncan's bio. Murder at the Fourth sounds like a clever, quirky read. Thanks for the heads-up, Michele.

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