A Luring Murder
A Catherine O’Brien Mystery
2nd in Series
Before The Fall Books (December 4, 2012)
Trade Paperback: 286 pages
E-Book File Size: 524 KB
The irreverent detective is back, and this time she’s on vacation.
God help us all.
Catherine O’Brien is a petite St. Paul Detective whose hair is never right, wears clothes that are more masculine than feminine, lives on Starbucks coffee, thinks laundry, cooking and housework are punishments to be avoided at all times, and has a husband who loves her just the way she is.
Louise Montgomery is her partner who never goes home yet her hair and clothes are always perfect. She is tech savvy and hell on wheels literally. Every time Catherine gets in the car with Louise behind the wheel she braces herself against the dash and says a prayer.
Catherine and Louise have been given a little time off work. Louise is supposed to be recovering from a gunshot wound to her leg and Catherine is going on a little vacation with her hubby off of one of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes. But there is no rest for Catherine. A local is found murdered and the Sheriff asks for her help until the Bureau of Criminal Investigation arrives to take over the case.
Surprise, Surprise – instead of the BCA, forensic pathologist Digs shows up with Louise riding shotgun. It doesn’t take long before Catherine and Louise discover the dark side of this sleepy little town and realize they need to catch the killer before they wind up swimming with the fishes.
I have described Catherine and Louise as the Lucy and Ethel of police detectives and these ladies lived up to that description in the follow up to A Grand Murder.
The other characters the author has created are wonderful as well. Catherine’s husband Gavin is a real gem. Digs is totally head of heels for Louise. Sheriff Anderson is a true small town guy that sees good in all the folks he protects. He is having a difficult time believing one of them can be responsible for this crime. Mrs. Peterman is someone I wouldn’t want to mess with. Even a little canine is quite a character.
The setting at the by the lake resort adds all kinds of flavor including a Fish Fry Feeding Frenzy!
This book picks up where A Grand Murder leaves off without missing a beat. I devoured it in one sitting. Stacy Verdick Case had me hook, line and sinker from the first word until the very last!
A Luring Murder
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