Book Review-In the Spirit of Murder (Book #1 in The Claudia Hershey Mystery Series)-Laura Belgrave | Miki's Hope

Book Review-In the Spirit of Murder (Book #1 in The Claudia Hershey Mystery Series)-Laura Belgrave

Friday, October 5, 2018

A move to a small town--your daughter is giving you a very hard time-teenagers are not easy--and your new boss thought you were a male when he hired you--he is not very happy!! Your daughter's math grades are slipping--the teacher calls you in--he offers to tutor her after class--you agree----------

Suddenly in this small and quiet town a psychic is found murdered. Well Claudia Hersey is (or wss) a homicide detective--none of the others in the department knows what to do--so it is up to her--with her boss fighting her the entire time----then another psychic is murdered---

Her teenage daughter managed to convince her friend (babysitter) that her Mom said she could go to a school function (mind you she was grounded)--that is when everything got very personal!!!

One thing I will tell you--I don't think I will ever forget what happens to the murderer at the end--I keep having nightmares about it!!

This book was really fast reading and I know you will enjoy the teenager's general attitude--until the fact that she is really still just a child surfaces at the end.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Book #1 in The Claudia Hershey Mystery Series: A Claudia Hershey mystery: A dead psychic. Heroin filtering into the town's schools. A sullen ex-con with a beef of his own, and a legislator with secrets to protect. Not what homicide detective Claudia Hershey expected when she moved to Indian Run, a smudge on Florida's map. But there's no turning back when the killer makes things personal.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

Laura Belgrave is the author of the Claudia Hershey mystery series, police procedurals set in a small Central Florida town during the mid-2000s and beyond -- long before cell phones were a routine feature of the general populace or backwards police departments.

But that was then, and much transpired in Laura's career. She's a long-time writer and editor whose career background has taken her from the "murder and mayhem" side of the newspaper business to the editorial side of the book publishing business, and on to the business of web design, video and social media. Her staff positions have included everything from police reporter and then city editor of a major Florida daily to managing editor of a children's book publishing house, and later, an award-winning skilled nursing facility in Florida.

Eventually, she struck out on her own as a freelance writer and editor, and prior to moving into social media and related online work provided services to numerous media clients. She abridged novels for an audio producer, wrote a pilot script and treatments for Mary Lou Retton's PBS show, "The Flip-Flop Shop," and has--in her words--"done just about everything in between."

When she isn't working, she's drawn to anything that has to do with nature: birds, alligators, ducks . . . whatever she can observe and use to perfect her photography.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Laura now calls South Florida home, and has for more than twenty years. She is a journalism graduate of the University of South Florida and is married to a man she met when both served in the U.S. Air Force "moons ago."

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Queen of Q said...

What a delight to find your review of my IN THE SPIRIT OF MURDER! So glad you enjoyed it and hope you’ll go on to kick the tires on the others in the series. My sincere thanks.

Shakeia Rieux said...

This sounds like a great book! I like what I read and it has me wanting more. This is definitely a must have!

Chrystal D said...

This looks like a great book, I'll check it out for sure! Thanks for the review!

Paula Pennachio said...

This sounds just like my type of book I love

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