Monday, July 26, 2010

Murder, Mayhem & A Fine Man by Claudia Mair Burney

Date:             7/20/10                
Title:             Murder, Mayhem & a Fine Man
Author:          Claudia Mair Burney      
ISBN 10:        1-4165-5194-8
ISBN 13:        978-1-4165-5194-2      
Pages:           291 
Publisher:      Howard Books/Simon & Schuster        
Cover:           Paperback
Reviewer:      Yolanda M. Johnson-Bryant– Literary Wonders! (www.literarywonders)
Rating:            3.5

In her suspense novel, Murder Mayhem & a Fine Man, Claudia Mair Burney manages to turn a murder mystery into a love story.

Dr. Amanda “Bell” Brown is a forensic psychologist and stumbles upon a double homicide while celebrating her birthday with her sister medical examiner, Carly Brown. Something about this murder mystery does not sit right with Bell but she cannot quite put her finger on it.

Detective Jazz Brown needs help in solving the precincts most recent murder and after meeting Bell, he realizes that she could be of some help to his investigation and to himself.

This wonder duo weaves in and out of clues that lead them further and further into a cult, which suddenly becomes familiar to Bell as she puts herself in harms way to help others escape this deadly organization of religious fanatics.

In the interim, neither Jazz nor Bell want to admit to the uncanny, uncontrollable, and undeniable attraction has developed between them.

Murder, Mayhem & a Fine Man is a good murder mystery with lots of mayhem and suspense. Although, I had a difficult time with this author’s writing style, and Rocky—Bell’s ex-boyfriend, the more I read the book, the more I began to enjoy this novel.

Murder, Mayhem & a Fine Man is a definite page-turner. I would love to see a follow up to this title.

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