Criminal Misdeeds + Giveaway
by Randee Green
on Tour September 3 - 14, 2018
As far back as the Shatners can be traced, they have been breaking the law and running from it. It's a family tradition. Now Carrie Shatner is a detective and crime-scene technician with the Wyatt County Sheriff's Department in Eastern Texas. Over the years, she has tried to distance herself from her family's criminal activities. But that is easier said than done.
The Shatner family is celebrating New Year's Eve at the Wyatt County Fairgrounds in their usual style: illegal fireworks, homemade moonshine, and a near brawl. After shutting down the party, Carrie does a final sweep of the fairgrounds and finds a dead body in a dumpster.
Good news: the dead man is not a Shatner. Bad news: the Shatners are now suspects in a homicide investigation. Soon the fairgrounds are overrun with law enforcement, including Sergeant Jerrod Hardy, a Texas Ranger. The victim is Kyle Vance, Carrie's ex-boyfriend and a member of the Palmer family, who have been feuding with the Shatners since the Civil War.
Despite serious misgivings, Hardy allows Carrie to help him investigate. He knows she physically couldn't have beaten Vance to death, but he wonders if she is covering for a family member.
Book Details:Genre: Mystery
Published by: Coffeetown Press
Publication Date: July 1, 2018
Number of Pages: 280
ISBN: 1603817093 (ISBN13: 978-1603817097)
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Criminal Misdeeds is a really good start to this series. I enjoyed the author's brand of humor and the eccentric cast of characters. Which pretty much comprised of the Shatner family. Carrie has spunk. She may be a little green when it comes to enforcing the law but she didn't let this hold her back. Yet, Carrie had help in the form of sexy, Hardy. Hardy may have more experience tracking people done but not when it came to the Shatner family. Carrie and Hardy were good together. He brought the brawn and Carrie brought the humor and light hardness.
This is a fun, cozy mystery book. Besides the characters, the story itself was enjoyable. To be honest, I didn't really spend much effort on who was the killer as I was enjoying this book too much to care. I left it to Hardy and Carrie to solve the case. I can't wait to read the next book in this series and see what new trouble Carrie finds herself in.