Sunday, May 21, 2017

Review of READY to FUMBLE

READY to FUMBLE

CHRISTY BARRIT

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

I enjoyed this #1 in a Mystery Series where the main character stumbles along trying to find her missing father, which becomes the subsequent investigation of many. Joey, aka Raven in a TV Detective series suspended, for the time being, is looking for her father in his last stomping grounds and is pushed into another missing person's case.

Because of her TV persona, Joey listens to a woman's plight in finding her lover and reluctantly takes on the case, not for the money but the diversion. She jumps into the adventure which has its twists and turns, meeting two attractive eligible men in the events that lead to murder.

Joey's character is endearing and complicate, but understandably plausible. She uses her TV knowledge and experiences, i.e., she has a PI license and knows how to use a weapon, to help her move forward in reaching her goal.

Detective Joey/Raven's investigation ends in a place that the reader will want to know what comes next. When this happens, you know you have found a unique character and series.

I will come back to Joey's mysteries.



Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Review of MURDER ME, A Novel

MURDER ME
A Novel

John Meany

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry


This novel is more like a TV novella that has twists, highs, and lows that keep you wanting to turn on to the next episode the following day. As a novel, the characters complement the main character's delusions and conflicts.

A young lady's husband is killed in a freak accident and on top of that she goes through another horrific event, leading into atypical acts unbeknown to her mother who she moved in with after the demise of her true love. Her mom and a friend question her stability which is erratic, but let her find her way on her own.

Ghosts of the past invade her mental state wanting relief and companionship that she finds with mother's covert influence and drugs. Her mother's deception for her good comes to light, and our artistic protagonist flees to find herself with a few tranquilizers.

Her dormant creative abilities blooms and love for her child help her return to reality and the ones she loves. However, the ending will surprise the reader with an unconventional peak.

MURDER ME is my second read of John Meany's works. I'll be looking for his next.

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Review of Deadly Impasse

DEADLY IMPASSE

Seumas Gallacher

Reviewed by Author Roy Murry

International criminals care only about the money and the power they have over people. When things do not go their way, they eliminate those people whom they feel are responsible for any inconvenience in obtaining it.

In Deadly Impasse, Mr. Gallacher gives the reader a thrilling adventure around that theme. A drug trafficking team, ex-Legionnaires, have lost money and are out to eliminate the persons responsible even though those people had no control of the events that led to the loss.

In aggressive counter operations, International Security Partners', an internationally known small group, protects the person at the center of the criminals’ grief. Crossing borders and continents, the action moves from one country to another leading to a surprising conclusion.

Mr. Galacher's characters are well developed and colorful since this is the fifth in his Jack Calder series. However, the book can be read alone because he flawlessly brings them alive without reference to prior books.

I still would read the others in this series as I have; each stands alone and will keep the reader's attention. All are page turners.