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Okay now we know how the couple was murdered but thats just the beginning. Where was Pablo during the murder? Why was there mud on Antonio’s shoes and who was the mysterious dark haired women in Sam’s apartment?
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Compulsion - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish
Detective Rivas wastes no more time and clicks on the first email. It quickly loads several photos and a video showing a man clearly digging in a deserted rural area. The detective’s blood turns cold and he feels sweat trickle down his neck. He watches the man in the cheap neon Hawaiian shirt talking to himself explaining how sometimes dying is the right thing to do and how brave the little boy was to die for him… clicking on the other emails, Detective Rivas obtains detailed metro-scan maps fro the Yuma county assessor’s office and clear photographs of the suspect with a complete background of criminal and personal history. An entire detailed investigation unfolds in less than five minutes in front of him from a phantom super sleuth. He is just one of many who has been blessed with the help of this serial killer hunter.
Detective Rick Lopez of the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office has his own serial killer to deal with. Women are turning up dead after being tortured. He is convinced that this is not the work of just one serial killer but a team of two, which is extremely rare. Apparently the killer will remove an arm from his victim and replace it with the arm of the victim before her. This in itself is a puzzle but Lopez knows that the killing will go on until the killer is found and destroyed.
Emily Stone is a loner. Her parents were murdered when she was only twelve and she sent from her home in Indiana to live with her uncle in California. Over the years she has seen her share of crime. Stone crazy men abducting and molesting children and now her attention is being turned to women being abducted in her own town by a deranged killer. Something has to be done and soon but apparently the police haven’t a clue as to the person’s identity.
Someone is sending high-tech emails and evidence to the police departments that lead them to the arrest of serial killers. Who, no one knows. Could it be a policemen? Could it be Emily Stone? Or is it someone you would least expect? As I read this story I had my killer nailed about half way through the book. Well, I was wrong. The first killer was eventually revealed but not the second. I was firm in my decision as to who the second was. Again I was wrong. See if you can figure this one out before the end of the book.
This is the first in the series and I can’t wait to read the next titled Dead Game so I’ve already bought it and have it in line to read. If it is anywhere as twisting and full of surprises as Compulsion I will find myself up late reading again.
Echoes of Mercy - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and a Dish
"As I said, I noticed you bring the flowers for your husband’s grave," I was grappling for words to explain the situation. She nodded and I went on. "Shortly after you left, there was a disturbance in the graveyard. Something exploded and I’m afraid Mr. Kingsfield’s tombstone was destroyed in the mayhem." "Oh my goodness." She put a dainty hand at her throat, "What caused the explosion?" "We’re not sure." I looked at her expecting more of an outburst. When it didn’t come, I went on. "We felt sure you’d want to know about it." "Of course I do, and it was kind of you to come tell me." "The grave is fine. There will have to be some soil added and grass planted but other than that, it will be ok." "That’s good. I wouldn’t want to think that Leo’s body was disturbed." She picked up the teapot. "Would you like more, Willa?" I shook my head and sipped the tea already in my cup. I was trying to understand what was going on in Elva Kingfield’s mind. She was taking the news awfully well.
Reverend Willa Hinshaw had the duty of informing Elva Kingsfield that there was a bomb in the flower basket that she had placed on her deceased husband’s grave. From the way this aging lady was acting, could she possibly have been the one to place the bomb in the basket or is someone else simply trying to do away with this little lady with hopes of inheriting her rather large estate? After getting to know Elva, Willa is sure she had nothing to do with the bombing. But when Elva starts insisting that her deceased husband is paying visits and her niece Penny tries to solicit her help to have Elva committed, Willa knows that there is someone sinister behind the scenes. And this all proves true when Willa starts receiving warnings to stay away from the family or face death herself. Now she has the responsibility of helping save this lovely woman from her own family.
This is my first reading of this author’s work and I must tell you that I’m hooked. The reading is easy, not too many characters to get them confused, and the mystery keeps you guessing. I loved every word of it and can’t wait to get my hands on another of her books.
I have a favor to ask of my friends. I sent this message to one of the Authors I read for and it hit me, why not ask all of my friends on my review sites to do the same thing.
I love to go to thrift stores, Estate sales, yard sales and go through the books to see if there might be a cookbook I just can’t live without. Well, when a woman at a thrift store told me about there being over 1,000 books stored in one of their rooms at church and that they were all sent to the recycle center the week before I about cried. The books I review are e-books. I’m not crazy about them but they are cheaper than buying the books for my reviews. I decided to do everything I can to keep books in circulation so I now go to these sales and buy up as many as I can afford, bring them home and put them on my Book Resque Store on Ebay. I sell them for as little as possible, depending on how much I paid and try to recover the cost of packaging. I do charge postage and when a book is shipped out I try to add either another lightweight cookbook or magazine or pamphlet to the package as a thank you. If you have time, please visit my store, click on as a follower and pass the site on to some of your friends, especially those who love to cook. Thank you for helping me in this way. By clicking on Follow it will help bring my store up in the ranks and gather more attention. Here is the store link for Book Resque. http://stores.ebay.com/Book-Resque