Thursday, January 14, 2016

Soft Summer Blood by Peter Helton

He's a man jogging on his own property.  Then he's a dead man...

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

When the police begin their investigation, Lusky thought it would be easy.  The dead man was rich and has only a son to leave the money to.  The old adage is follow the money.  But the son has an alibi.  It gets worse when other members of the painting set die.

He warns the last man but gets blown off.  He thinks he's safe enough.  He's not.  Who would have wanted to kill them all and why?

The crime is old and mostly forgotten.  There's a relative they don't know about.  It looks like the murderer may get away.

Lusky keeps digging.  While he's doing that, others in the office are pursuing a missing person case, reluctantly.  Feeling left out of the more important investigation, she does a good job of looking but finds another dead body instead of the person she was seeking.  This case is a bit odd, too.

There's plenty of police action to keep it interesting, the murders are tied to revenge and money, and the ending is shocking.  Mr. Helton doesn't hold back anything.

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