Monday, July 30, 2018

Santa Fe Mojo: A Vincent Malone Novel by Ted Clifton

Vincent lost his wife, his practice, and all of his respect due to a drinking problem.  He's not drinking anymore, but he's looking for a cheaper place to live so he decides to move to New Mexico.  Before he reaches his destination, he sees an ad for van driver for a new hotel.  He applies and gets the position.

Purple Sage Books and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab it now.

The new inn's first guests are meeting on finances.  When the money man tells them all their money is missing, all hell breaks out.  No one is happy and some even give him death threats.  When he's found dead the next day, the most vocal of the group gets picked up by the police.  They have him on camera fighting over a baseball bat with the man.  However, he was shot and it's Doug's gun that did the deed but there are no prints on the gun.

Vincent finds himself helping the defense attorney and making enemies of the local police.  He doesn't think Doug did it, so he's checking the others out.

The killer amazed me.  I liked Vincent as a character.  I'll be watching for another in this series.

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