Deadly Spirits by E. Michael Helmes, A Book Review.

Deadly Spirits

Deadly Spirits

 

  • Series: Mac McClellan Mystery (Book 4)
  • Paperback: 266 pages
  • Publisher: Camel Press (January 15, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Mystery
  • ISBN-10: 1603813497
  • ISBN-13: 978-1603813495

 

My Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

I am going to start this with, I just Loved Mac McClellan. He was clever, a bit of a smart mouth, a lot amazing, and ever so funny. Best part, he was a great Private Detective. I loved everything about this book.

I was supposed to read this much earlier, and I just now found it in my library. I loved this book. Mac McClellan is a great character. He is so real and so down to earth, he is just as you would expect a solid ex-marine to be. It is great detective work with a lot of raps on the head, and a lot of smoking guns, but it keeps you interested and enjoying every word.

The writing is great, it has this casual, fun tone even when you are reading about murder and other crimes. I loved the fact that you become invested in the characters. You want Kate to understand him, you want Dakota to not be hurt, you especially want Mac to stop giving the dog a beer.

I’m so glad I finally remembered to read this, I can not recommend this highly enough. It is what you want to find in a mystery. Solid clues mixed with solid characters created a solid five-star mystery.

The mystery was complex and the clues were interesting while the characters were just really down to earth. This is my first book by E. Michael Helmes, but I assure you it will not be my last.  When Mac’s girlfriend, Palmetto Paranormal Society, pushes him into joining her parapsychology group, Mac gets more than just a happy girlfriend. He gets a lot of mystery to solve.  Mysteries that take a lot of detours, side roads, and unexplained events come his way.

I highly recommend this to any mystery lovers, and if you have a taste for the paranormal, then grab this! Well written, amazing dialog and wonderful mystery.

Where can I find this book:  Deadly Spirits is available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle.

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New Release: A Mind to Kill by John Nicholl: My Review

A Mind To Kill by John  Nicholl

A Mind To Kill

  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Independently published (July 27, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1521840962
  • ISBN-13: 978-1521840962

 

My Rating:  ♥♥♥♥♥

My Review: 

Wow! What a story. Once again John Nicholl takes the deep pain of a victim and turns it on its ear. This was Rebecca’s story. The story of a lost innocence and the damage that follows year after year until it creates a monster. Rebecca is juggling, and not quite as successfully as is needed. Her story becomes disturbing. Unable to even interact with her parents after a terrible and unresolved event, Rebecca is broken.

I love Detective Inspector Gareth Gravel. His mind is quick and he is out of shape but I personally find him charming. Even when he is grinding a cigar beneath his heel. I found Detective Inspector Gareth Gravel to be such a visual character. He has been suffering from PTSD and sent on a vacation to clear his nerves. While he is visiting his son, he finds out about the head and arms that have been recovered in his sleepy city in Wales.

Nicholl brings out the most human traits good and bad and creates a vivid and sorted tale. A tale where you question your own morality. His books remind me of the old saying. “There but by the grace of God, go I.”  Both chilling and written in a frank and intense manner, A Mind to Kill, stands out as a psychological thriller that needs sharing.

By now everyone should know that John Nicholl is the Thriller author that started me reading thrillers. If I had not lucked up onto his White is the Coldest Colour, I would have missed out on this masterpiece.  With John Nicholl’s background in Social Services, you have to wonder how far fetched these cases are. I will keep reading them and if this is anything to go by, they just keep getting better and better.

Rebecca, the tormented child that has grown into a savage killer in order to make wrongs right again in her own broken mind, is beautifully horrid to read about. Her sing song cadence is catchy and creepy at the same time.  It certainly made me remember the little song from childhood, but with a whole new spin on it.

You can find this psychological thriller in paperback and pre-order the Kindle e-book on Amazon.

Book Review: Running Still by Steven Sheiner

Running StillRunning Still by Steven Sheiner

 

  • Genre: Medical Thriller
  • Print Length: 354 pages
  • Publication Date: May 12, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B071S4NKJJ

My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 

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Book Review: The Road to Paradise by Karen Barnett

The Road to Paradise (Shadows of the Wilderness #1)The Road to Paradise by Karen Barnett

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: WaterBrook (June 6, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735289549
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735289543

My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 

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Book Review: How Music Works by David Byrne

How Music WorksHow Music Works by David Byrne

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press; Reprint edition (May 2, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804188939
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804188937

My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 

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Book Review: New Release: The Mockingbird Drive by A. C. Fuller

The Mockingbird Drive (An Alex Vane Media Thriller, Book 3)The Mockingbird Drive by A.C. Fuller

  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: May 19, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06XZD3DYX

My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 

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