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Book Review-Platform Shoes-Linda Watkins

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Steve Daniels was injured and could no longer fly for the war effort. He was stationed instead as a teacher. He had recurring nightmares. When he first saw his commander's wife ar a bar he fell for her. Then when he reported for duty--she walked in--the commander's wife. He was invited to a party at their home. She immediately started to flirt with him.

They ended up seeing each other and then came the day when she thought he might murder her husband for her--he wouldn't. He ended up being framed for the murder and spent time in jail where he luckily had a lawyer and his assistant who were really good.

All I can say is this guy was a sucker and he could not get that woman out of his head---what happens will not shock you. There are pleanty of twists and turns which will definitely keep you reading!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

The year was 1943. He was a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps, on loan to the British, flying a reconnaissance mission over occupied France. Shot down, he had to make his way back to England with what could prove to be a very important reel of film taped to his chest. Wounded, he was grounded and sent back to the States to the Air Cadet Base in San Antonio, Texas to teach. Plagued by nightmares stemming from his wartime experiences, he was easy pickings for a woman like her …

She was his commander’s wife – beautiful, restless, and the wrong kind of woman for him. What would happen when they got together would be nothing less than murder...

From USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author, Linda Watkins, comes a dark murder mystery set in the latter stages of World War II. Platform Shoes, A Steve Daniels Mystery, is planned to be the first of a series of mysteries featuring the ex-serviceman. Watkins is also the author of the award-winning Mateguas Island Series and the award-winning Kate Pomeroy Gothic Mystery Series.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

Linda Watkins is the author of the multi-award-winning MATEGUAS ISLAND SERIES. She currently resides in Sedona, Arizona and, in another life, was a Senior Clinical Financial Analyst at Stanford University School of Medicine. In 2006, she packed her belongings and, along with her four rescue dogs, took the plunge and moved to a remote island off the coast of Maine. It was there that she wrote MATEGUAS ISLAND, which has garnered the following awards:

* 2014 Gold Medal, Supernatural Fiction, Readers Favorite International Book Award Competition
* 2014 First Place Award, Contemporary Gothic, Chanticleer Book Review, Paranormal Awards
* 2015 Outstanding Novel in Horror/Suspense, IAN Book of the Year Awards

The second novel in the series, RETURN TO MATEGUAS ISLAND, was also awarded a First Place in Contemporary Gothic Fiction in the 2015 Chanticleer Book Review’s Paranormal Awards and was named 2015 Finalist in Horror by Readers Favorite International Book Award Competition, and 2016 Finalist in Horror by the IAN Book of the Year Awards.

GHOSTS OF MATEGUAS, the third novel in the series, was published in early 2016 and, in 2017, was named "Finalist in Thrillers" in the Book Excellence Awards and "Finalist in Horror/Suspense" in the IAN Book of the Year Awards.

In addition to the MATEGUAS books, in 2017, Linda published a new stand-alone novel, SUMMER GIRL, and a novella, SARAH & ZOEY, A STORY ABOUT THE POWER OF UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.

Today, she is working on a new series of gothic fiction, THE KATE POMEROY MYSTERIES, the first installment of which she hopes to publish in late 2018. Also, on her agenda will be to write the fourth installment in THE MATEGUAS SERIES.

Serious about dog welfare and rescue, all net proceeds from sales of THE MATEGUAS ISLAND SERIES are donated to Linda's charitable trust, The Raison d'Etre Fund for Dogs, Dedicated to Rescue and Research.

Linda is a member of the Horror Writers Association, The Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers, The International Association of Crime Writers (N.A.), and the Authors Guild.

To take a look at her other works or communicate with her, please visit her website (, her blog where she posts book reviews and other features ( and/or her novel website, dedicated to the Mateguas Island Series (

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