Book Review-Jingle Bells Rifle Shells-Bruce Hammack | Miki's Hope

Book Review-Jingle Bells Rifle Shells-Bruce Hammack

Friday, February 17, 2023

Forced to go to a mall to Christmas shop-Steve Smiley, who is blind is not very happy about this at all. But his partner drags him there. They get out of the car, walk towards the entrance where they see what appears to be a father and daughter verbally fighting. Then the next thing they hear is a gun shot--the father falls to the ground-dead. Smiley and his partner grab the girl and hide behind a car. The police get there and here is where it really gets interesting.

Bella, the young girl is only interested in one thing--to find her birth parents. What she has lived through with her adopted father is unbeleivable. Smiley and partner are PI's and agree to help her if poosible.

You are not going to be able to figure out all that has happened with all the twists and turns. Who are the good guys and who are the bad guys--who can be trusted and who can't. You will never know unless you read this book.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells…Rifle Shells?

Blind private investigator Steve Smiley and his partner hear a rifle shot. Hordes of Christmas shoppers scatter. A famous big-game hunter drops to the sidewalk. They grab the beautiful teen who was arguing with the man and flee to safety. Bella, the adopted daughter of the victim and a celebrity in her own right, shows no emotion over the murder. Her one passionate request: find her birth parents.

Smiley and McBlythe’s search intertwines with the murder investigation of Bella’s adopted father again and again—and uncovers a shocking secret. Like it or not, they must first identify the killer in order to discover the truth about Bella’s adoption.

A host of suspects line up like Santa’s reindeer. Can the determined investigators tie a ribbon on the case? Will Bella have the best Christmas ever—or will death and heartache be the only presents under the tree?

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

Drawing from his extensive background in criminal justice, Bruce Hammack writes contemporary, clean read detective and crime mysteries. He is the author of The Smiley and McBlythe Mystery Series, The Detective Smiley Mystery Short Reads and The Star of Justice Series. Having lived in eighteen cities around the world, he now lives in the Texas hill country with his wife of thirty-plus years. More at

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