Christa Reads and Writes
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Book Review: PURLS BEFORE SWINE A Clear Creek Mystery Book 3 by Rebecca McKinnon
Thursday, March 16, 2023
Book Review: CHRIS CROSSED MURDER (A Chris Matheson Cold Case Mystery, Book Four) by Lauren Carr
Book Title: Chris Crossed Murder (A Chris Matheson Cold Case Mystery #4) by Lauren Carr
Friday, March 10, 2023
Book Review - New Relese: LETHAL BLUES (A Jarvis Mann Hard-Boiled Detective Novel #9) by R Weir
Book Review: Star Tangled Murder: Bad Hair Day Mysteries Book 18 by Nancy Cohen
About the Book
As Dalton gets involved in the investigation, Marla determines to help him solve the case. Her flare for uncovering secrets reveals that everyone in the village is a suspect. Instead of celebrating the holiday with red, white, and barbecues, she discovers secrets, lies, and false avenues. Did the marshal’s murder have anything to do with a lost Confederate payroll, or did his plans to renovate the park light a fuse that he couldn’t snuff out?
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Book Review: ICE - A Chris Matheson Cold Case Mystery Book 1 by Lauren Carr
ABOUT THE BOOK
When Sandy Lipton and her unborn child disappeared, the court of
public opinion found young Chris Matheson guilty. Decades later, the
retired FBI agent returns home to discover that the cloud of suspicion
cast over him and his family has never lifted.
With the help of a team of fellow retired law enforcement officers, each a specialist in their own field of investigation, Chris Matheson starts chipping away at the ice on this cold case to uncover what had happened to Sandy and her baby and the clues are getting hot!
Chris moved home, burnt out with the FBI, and moved in with his mother. Chris is a widower with three daughters and his mother helps with caring for them. In an effort to get Chris out of the house and back involved in the community, his mother encourages him to join the book club his father enjoyed. Just a group of old geezers reading crime books. The group isn't sure of Chris because of his age - he's not an old geezer - but they were friends with his father. He's accepted when he seeks their help in finding out what happened to Sandy Lipton.
Chris is a likable main character, determined to see justice for Sandy Lipton and clear his name once and for all. The story unfolds with old friends who still hold a grudge for Chris' success. To his surprise, the girlfriend from high school who ghosted him so many years ago, also has moved back home. As Chris and his friends collect information through various channels, tension heats up.
This is a great start to a new series featuring Chris, his family, the rekindled romance, and his small town. The characters are well developed and the story moves at a good pace. It was hard to put down - so I didn't. Another late night reading a great book. I always enjoy books by Carr and this one did not disappoint.FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in the hopes that I would post an honest review. This has not affected the content of my review in any way.