Coffee Time Romance & More

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCARLET WOMAN
KAREN LEWIS
ISBN#: 978-1-55404-642-3
January 2009
Double Dragon Publishing
www.doubled-dragon-ebooks.com
E-book
$5.99
107 Pages
Mystery
Rating: 3 Cups

Scott is a rarity: a scrupulous newspaper reporter, though his editor is not as nice. That does not mean that he is not good at his job. He also assists his Aunt Violet in her antique shop on weekends.

Neil is a police detective and good friend of Scott’s. He is thorough and honest, though hampered by a police chief too worried about budgets and public opinion.

When the local police department gives the newspapers details about a case that has been cold for ten years, the resulting stories bring out witnesses and clues previously unknown. In this novel, Reporter Scott Preston and Detective Neil Slater band together to solve the mystery of realtor Shirley Vickers' murder with the help of Scott’s Aunt Violet.

This mystery is interesting in that the two main characters are in professions that are usually not found working together. The author does a good job of describing the differences and conflicts between the press and police and Scott’s editor’s screaming headlines are great illustrations of this. The mystery itself is more of a narrative as the author really does not give the reader many clues to go on. The last pages are chillingly reminiscent of the ending scenes in the movie Psycho, very creepy.

Maura
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