Saturday, May 4, 2013

{Review} Sportman's Bet by Judy Nichols

ASIN #: B008OY00QS
File Size: 427 KB
Page Count: 229
Copyright: July 24, 2012

Book Summary:

Velma Saunders, the meanest woman in Tobias, North Carolina turns up dead in the Town Hall bomb shelter. The only clue to her murderer is a copy of a Nigerian Email scam message. It's up to British transplant Ian Dodge to find out who hated her enough to kill her. And what made her so mean.

Kathy's Review:

This small town mystery is engaging from the first page and doesn't let go until the end. Although the action kept up at a decent pace, I'd say that I felt like the way Ian Dodge was able to quickly zero in on the elaborate past that Velma had, and then was able to correctly guess and identify the murderer seemed a little too contrived. It just kind of happened within a couple of days, as opposed to a true police investigation which would probably have taken weeks, if not months, and might not have gotten solved. A seasoned mystery reader might have the same reservation about it that I had.

However, if you are able to give the author a little bit of leeway with these kinds of things, or if you're a casual mystery reader, then you will likely enjoy this book. It flows well, it's folksy, it's light and easy to get through. A perfect quick read if you're looking for something to enjoy in a weekend or over the course of a few evenings.

*An ebook was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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