Tuesday, March 18, 2014

That Touch of Ink - A Review

A Review

This first person mystery is one of the best titles that I have read from Henery Press - Diane Vallere had surpassed her first book, Pillow Stalk, as she continues to develop the characters that surround Madison Night and her mid-century design studio, “Mad for Mod”.  Rocky, her Shih Tzu, so closely mimics our own, except in color, that I laugh every time he reappears in the story.

In this newest effort, Madison is being bombarded with $5000 bills - some probably real, others obviously fake.  At the same time she is being bombarded with men who would like to get to know Madison better - policeman, handymen, and old boyfriends continue to haunt her life.  And as these events transpire, enough clues come her way to send any good detective into a tailspin. The problem is that it is not the detectives that are going into a tailspin, but Ms. Night herself.  And that creates enough problems that the reader will want to begin reading the book from beginning to end - forgetting about that thing called sleep.  

The mystery behind the $5000 bills will be resolved, but not before multiple friends and foes find themselves being kidnapped, shot, and rescued in the most unlikely of ways.  It was a joy to again travel through Dallas with Madison and her friends.  I suspect that the same will be true of other readers as well.

This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review.  The opinions expressed are mine alone.  

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