Saturday, August 22, 2015

Recalled to Death: A Martha Gunn Police Procedural by Priscilla Masters

There's a dead man in the basement of an abandoned building that is open to visitors.  He looks homeless and is dirty as most are.  The only unusual thing about him is that his throat has been cut...

Severn House and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 1st.

The man is a mystery man.  He has no ID on him and nothing that gives any clues on who he might be.  Every place he's been, he's maintained a low profile and not stayed too long.  No one ever knew his name.  He's made a few cryptic remarks but they don't make sense.  Like saying he already died once?  The police are having an awful time trying to identify him.  How are they going to find their killer?

This police procedural takes you through the painstaking process of detecting with very little information to go on.  They brainstorm, try anything they can, and keep hunting throughout the story.  When they get a piece of information about him, doors begin to open.  They are pretty sure they know who the killer is.  But how to prove it?

Martha is very good with a bluff.  It takes all her skills to break this case open.  And she's still interested in Alex Randall.  However, he's still married.  I think that might change in future books in this series.  I'll just have to keep reading and see.

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