Number of page: 278
Publisher: BV Lawson
A Shamus Award Finalist and Named Best Mystery in the 2015 Next Generation Book AwardsA body in a rundown Opera House.A missing manuscriptA dark family secret.
Still suffering nightmares from a case that ended tragically,
brilliant freelance crime consultant Scott Drayco considers retiring
from crime solving altogether. When a former client bequeaths Drayco a
rundown Opera House in a Virginia seaside town, he figures he'll arrange
for a quick sale of the place while nursing his battered soul in a
peaceful setting near the shore.
What he doesn't count on is finding a dead body on the Opera House
stage with a mysterious "G" carved into the man's chest. With hopes for a
quick sale dashed and himself a suspect in the murder, Drayco digs into
very old and very dangerous secrets to solve the crime and clear his
name. Along the way, Drayco must dodge a wary sheriff, hostility over
coastal development, and the seductive wife of a town councilman –
before the tensions explode into more violence and he becomes the next
EDITORIAL REVIEWS:"Lawson uses the gothic features of the abandoned Opera House to great
effect, creating an atmospheric background for the crimes and the
solving of them, all of it accompanied with music that's almost like
another character. The pace never sagged and it kept me enthralled." – Long and Short Reviews "Lawson's
book was so good, I read it twice from beginning to end The citizens
of Cape Unity are as diverse and multi-layered as any person living in
the large cities, and Lawson portrayed them splendidly." – Reader's Favorite Reviews"The storyline here is nicely structured, and creatively ties together two murder mysteries, which occurred decades apart. The small town setting is ideal, the lead character engaging, and the supporting cast interesting and diverse. Overall, a solid start to this series." – Omnimystery News "A nice tight mystery in a realistic setting. Totally enjoyable." – Terrie Farley Moran, national bestselling author of the Read 'Em and Eat Mystery SeriesCategory Keywords: vigilante justice, crime fiction, FBI agents, murder, private detective, suspense, mysteries, thrillers, mystery & detective, private investigator series, detective novel series, literary mystery, murder mystery series, serial killers, small town mysteries, vengeful, mystery series, thriller books, crime books, suspense books, best mystery novels, J.A. Jance, Tana French, Louise Penny, Karin Slaughter
- Kathy Thompson
Played to death Enjoyed this very much.
- Lavender Deodstaur
I don’t know what to do with this book At times the dragging bores you to death but still you wanna know what happens in the story.
- Ellen Amato
Very enjoyable read
- Cody Farley
Played to death Very entertaining
- Jan Benuche
Played to death Fantastic looking forward to more of the same.
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- Helen Thomas
A thrilling and thought provoking who dunnit in grand style. I loved it, can’t wait to read the next one. Thank you.
- Kat Billings
Well written. Kept me guessing right to the end.
- Donna Boswell
Great story. Loved the twists and turns. Only a few words spelled wrong.
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