Friday, 9 November 2012

A Luring Murder - Book Review

A Luring Murder
by Stacy Verdick Case

What is it about:
St. Paul, Minnesota Homicide Detective Catherine O’Brien and her loving husband Gavin are vacationing on one of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes. When a local is murdered Catherine is tapped to help the small town Sheriff until the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension arrives to take over the investigation.

Catherine is surprised when her partner Louise and Diggs the forensic pathologist, whose crush on Louise is only dwarfed by his own genius, shows up to assist instead of the BCA.

Before long Catherine and Louise discover this sleepy little town has a dark side hidden beneath its placid lake charms. Somewhere in the tangle of cheating and deception is a motive for murder.

What did I think of it:
I loved A Grand Murder, the first book in this series. At the end of that book our heroine Catherine is going on a (well deserved) vacation.

Verdick Case hadn't planned on writing a story that takes place during that vacation, but when it turned out many fans of A Grand Murder wanted to know what happens on that vacation, she decided to give them what they wanted and A Luring Murder was born.

And I can tell you I'm glad Verdick Case wrote this book because it is so much fun!

I love Catherine. she's grumpy, tough and says things most people only think. Still Verdick Case manages to make her a very likeable character who you want to root for. I also loved the banter between Catherine and her partner Louise and the interaction between Catherine and her husband.

The murder mystery is very cool as well. There's a good build up in the investigation, with clues being found, suspicions being raised and more death to add to the mystery.

The setting of a little lake side town really works well in this story and adds to the atmosphere. I could picture the town and its inhabitants with ease.

So I can advice this book to anyone who loves a fun and suspenseful murder mystery. I will certainly keep an eye out for the next Catherine O’Brien book, be it planned or written because Catherine's fans demand a certain story to be told.

Why should you read it:
It's a fun Murder Mystery

Buy the ebook here*
*Free for all of November 2012!


Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Sounds like fun! I'm glad you liked it!

Aurian said...

Wow I almost get cozy mystery vibes, but those usually don't have police officers as the sleuths. It does sound very good Sullivan, I'm putting it on my neverending wishlist.

Sullivan McPig said...

@Aurian: it's free all this month!