Played to Death Pdf




Played to Death

Number of page: 278
Author: V Lawson
Publisher: BV Lawson
ISBN: 9780990458203
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Category: Fiction

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
victim.
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

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About The Author

Author and journalist BV Lawson's award-winning stories, poems and articles have appeared in dozens of national and regional publications and anthologies. A four-time Derringer Award finalist and 2012 winner for her short fiction, BV was also honored by the American Independent Writers and Maryland Writers Association for her Scott Drayco series, with the debut novel, Played to Death, a Shamus Award Finalist and named Best Mystery in the 2015 Next Generation Book Awards. BV currently lives in Virginia with her husband and enjoys flying above the Chesapeake Bay in a little Cessna.

Reviews:

  • Bonnie HardinBonnie Hardin
    3.5 stars. Better writing deeper into the story. Mystery that ends up spanning several generations. Nicely written characters, look forward to seeing them in more depth in the 2nd book
  • Anupam SahuAnupam Sahu
    A very nice read Very well woven characters and the story flows well
  • Mae HinkleMae Hinkle
    Good book.
  • Nedra DunnNedra Dunn
    Good read. Kept me intrigued!!
  • Johnny McDonaldJohnny McDonald
    Good read. My only critique would be the inconsistent naming of the characters. Sometimes 1st names were used sometimes last names were used at times it became a bit confusing especially characters that were married. There was a deputy in the book Neila Tyler in some instances she was referred to as Tyler and sometimes Neila it could be a professional / personal context but I could be reading to much into it.
  • Deanna WebbDeanna Webb
    Played to Death Interesting lots of twists and turns!
  • Brandon MoligaBrandon Moliga
    Great read. Couldnt put it down.
  • Ann FitzpatrickAnn Fitzpatrick
    I have Whiplash from all the tooing & froing Loved this book. All the way through I was guessing. Rarely happens to me. It was a strange book inasmuch as it wasn’t action thriller or romantic thriller. Actually mor cozy crime fiction, but not the nauseating kind. Excellent characters & really holds your attention. Looking forward to Drayco’s next big case.
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