Smashwords book reviews by linda

  • The Witness Wore Blood Bay on Feb. 26, 2011

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters were engaging and the plot draws you in quickly. The writing style is very easy to read. This is a light, but well written, murder mystery. Details about horses and dogs add character to the story and make it intriguing. I would definitely recommend this book.
  • Missing in Mexico on Jan. 10, 2012

    Loved this book - a wonderful, well written story with a twist. The main character was someone you cared about. A very different type of missing persons story - that alone makes it well worth reading! An interesting addition was the Spanish language definitions at the beginning of each chapter. I look forward to reading more by this author.
  • 69 Keeney Avenue on March 15, 2012

    A good read, heavy with elements of symbolism, religion, and Russian history. Parts of book were excellent, parts seemed oversimplified and needed more development. I'm giving this 4 stars because I think it is overall a good book and that we can look for good things in the future from this author.
  • The Fourth Law on April 17, 2012

    Great book! A thinking persons mystery - I absolutely loved it!
  • Uncertain Calm on June 04, 2015

    This is an engaging mystery that is the first full length novel in a new series. There was a novella that firsts introduced the characters, Uncertain Beginnings. This novel allows us to get to know the characters better as they try to solve a murder mystery. It starts slowly as it draws you in, then keeps a steady pace that keeps you engaged. For those that are familiar with the author's work, this is more of a straight mystery and has less humor than the Gotcha series....although it does have a dog.
  • Beachcomber Baby on July 26, 2015

    Another winner in the Beachcomber series. In this book, Dane and Shana take on a baby case, over Dane's strenuous objections. Shana is passionate about taking the case because the baby needs them, but she doesn't know about Dane's history with babies. This is a well crafted mystery with plenty of action and drama. I particularly enjoyed how we were able to learn a bit more about Dane's history. It was also nice to see Dave from the Scotland Yard program and the governor make appearances. It's always fun to watch the relationship between Dane and Shana and I strongly recommend this book.