Author’s Death Equals New Bestseller?,
This review is from: Murder Past Due (Cat in the Stacks Mysteries) (Mass Market Paperback)
Of all the people from his past Charlie Harris never wanted to see again, Godfrey Priest topped the list. The guy was a complete jerk when they knew each other in high school and college, and his status as a best selling thriller author has done nothing to deflate his raging ego. Yet Godfrey is back in town and appearing at the local college where Charlie works part time in the library achieves.
But with Godfrey’s return, secrets start coming out of the wood work. Then, Charlie finds Godfrey dead in his hotel room. With the investigation circling around Charlie’s boarder, the son of an old friend, Charlie starts poking around. Still, it won’t be easy to find the killer of a guy no one seems to have liked. Can Charlie do it?
While this is a first in a series, it is obviously not the first by the author. The plot starts strongly with plenty of twists early on. While things slow down a little later on, they still move along at a quick pace. There are clues buried throughout, and the ultimate solution makes sense. Likewise, the characters are so strong and developed I was feeling for them by just a few chapters into the story.
I can see why this series is so popular, and I wish I hadn’t waited so long to start it. This book is a strong start to what promises to be a fun series.