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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:
  • Ellen AmatoEllen Amato
    Very enjoyable read
  • Trish DTrish D
    Lots of mystery Kept me engaged and wanting to know who did it. Liked the sense of community and the new character Scott Drayco is very appealing.
  • 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
  • ravnoor kaurravnoor kaur
    Just awsm
  • Jo GarnerJo Garner
    Well Written The setting is a unique small town, the characters are multi-layered without feeling overdone and the tension complements the plot without distracting from the story line. It is a well-written, enjoyable read.
  • S DizzyS Dizzy
    Interesting Languid in places but riveting
  • Linda PenceLinda Pence
    Played to death Good
  • debra Raydebra Ray
    Played to death Great read, small town lots of would be suspects, enjoyed reading bout drayco
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