Sunday, August 18, 2013

{Review} Fleeting Note by Sherban Young

ISBN #: 978-1490444109
Page Count: 216
Copyright: July 9, 2013
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing

(Taken from back cover)

Baltimore's Pendleton Institute of Music wants to host a dinner to pay tribute to George Enescu, Romania's most famous composer. Naturally, they call on the man's most distinguished descendant: Enescu Fleet, the world-renowned (semiretired) private detective. The only problem is, Enescu Fleet isn't related to George Enescu. He isn't even Romanian.

From this mild deception comes a cacophony of lies, intrigue and murder. And that's barely before the salad course has arrived. It will take a steady hand to conduct the Pendleton through the chaos. Can Fleet serve up another winning performance?

Charlene's Review:

In Fleeting Note, Enescu Fleet and his friendly group of amateur detectives attend a tribute to a famous composer. During the dinner course, a music critic "drops by" their table, and with his dying breath, whispers "Frank Sinatra."

Speculation ensues, and so begins another Enescu Fleet mystery. Linking the killing to a missing rhapsody, Hathaway, Hutton, Ate, and Lesley are hot on the trail, but things grind to a halt when they, along with Pixie, Enescu's prize mutt, get captured. It's up to Enescu Fleet to rescue them all and save the day.

This series may be one of my all-time favorites. I applaud Mr. Young for his ability to deliver fresh stories while maintaining the status quo of his characters. Johnny is my most beloved character because of his facetious wit. I never really know what he's going to do, or say, next, and I am never disappointed. I would love to meet him in "person."

Mr. Young put a lot of work into the clue that the dying man provided, setting up numerous leads connected to Frank Sinatra, some informative and some laughable. I hope the series continues and that I have the pleasure of reading them. Fleeting Note is, as are all of Mr. Young's books I've read, highly entertaining. I have never read a mystery as engaging and inherently funny.

Keep 'em coming!

5 out of 5 stars!

*A physical copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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