Thursday, June 14, 2018

Review of "The Alley Rat"

Miller's View: Book Five. Cranston Turner is revitalizing a poor area of Hammond, but the community church stands in his way. A reverend, a deacon and thirty church members lose their lives in an attempt to obtain the church. An eyewitness to one of the murders, Skylar (Birdy) Branson is hunted down and killed. Birdy was the niece of Detective Branson, Miller's partner. As the plot expands, Miller uses the rose-colored glasses in the investigation. This is a pretty straightforward story, light, entertaining and the ending suggests more stories to come. 3 Stars.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Review of "The Island of the Dead"

Miller's View: Book Four. Detective Jonathan Miller and Callie St. Claire are now married and honeymooning on the Island of the Dead. The police find a woman murdered and her companion badly beaten, Miller is accused. He convinces Detective Laura Newman to allow him to help in her investigation. Eventually, the pair solves that case, but uncover a lead in a cold case. When Miller and Newman solve the cold case, Miller returns to Lousiana and his new bride. Potts again displays the ability to unveil little secrets that enhance the plot. Her stories are inviting and easy to read in spite of the technical errors. 3 Stars       

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Review of "The Case of the Blue Diamonds"

Back in Hammond, Louisiana, Detective Jonathan Miller is thrust into another mystery and uses the rose-colored glasses as a talisman to aid his investigation. He is also now engaged to Callie St. Claire and has bought her a house and a new vehicle. Ilegal blue diamonds, conspiracy, and murder interlace the plot along with the spirits of darkness. As the plot nears the end, even more family secrets are revealed. There were times when I wasn't sure who was speaking and occasionally a sentence didn't make sense. There were also a few punctuation and layout errors. Although the story has merit, this is not Marlene's best work. 3 Stars