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Book 2 of the Las Vegas Mystery Series,
This review is from: Ashes to Dust (Las Vegas Mystery) (Paperback)
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Ashes To Dust (A Las Vegas Mystery Series)
AmazonEncore; Original edition (July 26, 2011)
When I read the first book written by Mr. Kusler, I knew I would have to continue on with the series. The crime fighting team of Alice James and Jim Snow from the first book are at it again. Both former Homicide Detectives they opened up the own Private Investigative agency known as James and James Detective Agency. Business is slow but it only takes one to get them busy like now. When a Las Vegas Cocktail Waitress, Laura Roberts is murdered her father Jack hires them to find her killer since he figures the police are not working fast enough.He just knows its Kevin Miller, Laura's on again, off again boyfriend, and that's why he plans to stalk him daily till the police arrest him.
With little clues to go on we soon find there are plenty of suspects and that Laura is not the sweet little innocent girl her daddy thinks she is. From her boyfriend to her dentist, to the girl she rooms with and any number of other friends, Alice and Jim have to sift through the list and bring the reader to a surprise ending. With all the suspects involved in the case,its up to Alice and Jim to see if they can weed out the innocent, and find the guilty one. Will they get to the bottom ofit and the truth come out.
This is a very fast read and delightful mystery with humor interspersed throughout. If youy are a mystery lover that likes the who-dun-it type books and tries to figure out the suspects from the clues throughout the book, then I feel you will enjoy book two in Mr. Kusler's newest Las Vegas Mystery Series "Ashes to Dust".
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Initial post: Sep 6, 2011 8:28:30 AM PDT
Mr. A. G. Booth says:
Ashes to Dust
I agree totally with Lynns comments The main characters Alice James & Jim Snow are the mainstay of the book. It was quite readable, but quite a lot of filler material to thicken out the book. There were little clues to the killer in the book until well into the book, then the clues were hard and strong.
I liked the humor of the James & James detective agancy. I have not commented on the spelling mistakes in the uncorrected proof. A good read all in all.
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