A well-written and entertaining story. I look forward to reading more about Darwin (our heroine) and her family and friends. I certainly hope that we have not seen the last of Zach!
Ms. Esposito's depiction of the snakes that slither in and out of scenes is measured and sensible. Refreshing to read a book that avoids the hyperbole so often connected with the mere mention of serpents. Hats off to Ms. Esposito for that achievement.
The first book in the Needed Killing Series is a delight. The narrator and amateur sleuth, one Crawford by name, along with his pets, Tan (a dog) and The Black (a cat), are a wonderful addition to the cozy mystery tradition. Set in the Deep South (which is lovingly, though objectively, portrayed), the novel should be well received by fans of Robert B. Parker and Dick Francis.
The second book about Crawford and his pets does not disappoint. Another murder follows hard on the heels of Crawford's first case and he must exercise all his "little gray cells" to find the killer. Like the first book in the Needed Killing Series, this one is distinguished by witty dialogue and all-round good writing. I eagerly await the next book about Crawford, Tan, and The Black. Set in the Deep South (which is lovingly, though objectively, portrayed), the novel should be well received by fans of Robert B. Parker and Dick Francis.