Book Review-A Book to Die For #2-Richard Houston | Miki's Hope

Book Review-A Book to Die For #2-Richard Houston

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

This book was a pleasure to read! The characters really pop out--I felt as if I knew each and every one of them. I especially loved his neighbor--she was an adorable older woman who was a busy body and couldn't help telling her sister everything--even when she wasn't supposed to.

Jake was asked to edit a book--then suddenly he is accused of murder because at a BBQ-the grill explodes and the person manning it at the time dies. He did not do it--but he has to figure out who did to save his own neck!

You are going to absolutely love his dog--a very smart and VERY playful Golden Retriever!!

I am going to have to get Book 1 and read it--then continue reading this series--I definitely don't want to miss any of it!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

From a review by the HALL OF FAME TOP 100 REVIEWER, Grady Harp

The real pleasure of jumping into this mystery is the manner in which Richard Houston writes. Think Garrison Keillor's `A Prairie Home Companion', a dab of Mark Twain, and a dollop of John Grisham - marinate out in nature, and out comes Houston's style. Not bad ingredients for an author on the rise.

Jake Martin is not your ordinary sleuth. He’s an ordinary guy with an extraordinary dog. This time the story takes place in the foothills of Denver. Jake is accused of manslaughter and he has to prove the accident was really murder. Along the way he encounters a poaching ring and falls in love with a beautiful game warden. The characters are memorable and the plot is multi-layered. It keeps the reader guessing who dun-it until the very end.

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About the Author: (from the Authors Website)

Richard Houston worked as a carpenter for 20 years while taking college classes whenever he could. After earning a bachelor's degree in math he spent the next 25 years as a successful software engineer. Although he found success in those professions, he always dreamed of writing a novel. He honed that craft by taking every creative writing class he could. Somehow his poems and short stories usually had a dog as a major character. One in particular, Begging Not for Love, was published by the Mendocino Review.

Richard now lives and writes at his lake home in Missouri where he and his wife are raising their granddaughter, two dachshunds, and a rescue dog that is mostly Golden Retreiver.

Authors Website

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