Adam Martin Swope was driven out of his beloved Chicago by his self-created but ill-advised celebrity status as a "finder." To avoid the emotional turmoil taking a toll on his psyche, he fled to Cancun, Mexico. Forced back to the United States by the resurgence of his mother's cancer, he decided to take a job as columnist for the Tweet; the newspaper purchased by his long-time friend Larry Archibald in the small West Virginia town of Canary Corners. He moved into the Canary House, an apartment house reputed to have resident ghosts. His next door neighbor Livinia Blossom told him the story of Canary House and introduced him to her grandniece, Marti, who quickly became his semi-constant companion. What Adam didn't realize was how soon his investigative and finder skills would be called into play to solve a murder. He was also unaware of how much assistance his dog Bagel, and the clues he provided, would be during the investigation.
This is how the author describes his book. He has created a very believable world populated with sympathetic characters. The stress Adam goes through on a “finder” mission is easily felt. The dialog is well balanced with action. The narration is kept to a minimum and there is little head hopping.
This murder mystery is at the top of its game so I give this 5/5 stars. There are more books in the series so you can expect hours of delicious reading pleasure!
Copyright © 2015 Mark L Schultz except for the author's introduction
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An avid reader, typobuster, and the Hyper-Speller. I am a husband, father, and grandfather.
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