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:
  • Michael KelleyMichael Kelley
    Loved it
  • Brandon MoligaBrandon Moliga
    Great read. Couldnt put it down.
  • Kathy ThompsonKathy Thompson
    Played to death Enjoyed this very much.
  • Barbara LaycockBarbara Laycock
    Played to death A very good mystery guessing who the murderer was,not who you expected.
  • James RossJames Ross
    Received free from ebook Discovery in exchange for an honest review. Well developed story and characters.
  • Kanhu singh ParmarKanhu singh Parmar
    Aaps me prem karo mere desh wasiyo
  • Sandra KornhauserSandra Kornhauser
    Played to death Likeable lead characters.. Nice mystery.. I only wish is that you would have literally spelled it all out for us.. How did Seth get there . how did Oakley connect the dots. What happened to paddy.. Etc. But overall.. It was great.
  • Rebecca WycoffRebecca Wycoff
    Fun read I enjoyed this book a lot!
  • Anita WagamanAnita Wagaman
    Pretty good
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