Scheduled To Die
The second book in the Carter Mays mystery series by Alan Cupp is a better and improved follow-up to his earlier book, When Lies Crumble. With the same gritty style that seems like it has dropped from a 1940's detective novel, the current book also includes the flavor of a 21
st century Criminal Minds
With a work assignment in Ashville, NC, Dana Carrington meets a fellow Chicagoan while injuring a dinner alone. What begins as a nice date ends up being a nightmare – for Dana, her best friend, and her mother. When things continue to go downhill, Dana is put into contact with Carter Mays, a private investigator in metropolitan Chicago.
Carter is tough, but likable, PI, with the spunk to go the extra mile, even if it means breaking a few rules (e.g.
pretending to be a cop), but
he gets the job done. The mystery itself is well-written, with
enough twists to keep the reader involved, but with sufficient
details to allow him or her to follow the clues as they are developed
Though not Christian fiction, the author is not afraid to allow his own faith to peek through; both in the “Acknowledgments” and, non-intrusively, in the story itself. Looking for a good summer read that is a bit grittier than the typical cozy mystery, Scheduled to Die may fill that bill.
_____________This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are my own