A Good Man Gone: A Mercy Watts Mysteryby A.W. Hartoin
It's summer in St. Louis and Mercy Watts is on vacation from her parents. The great detective and his nosy wife are on a cruise and Mercy thinks she's off the hook for doing any investigating for them. But when a family friend has a fatal heart attack, Dad has one of his famous feelings
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It's summer in St. Louis and Mercy Watts is on vacation from her parents. The great detective and his nosy wife are on a cruise and Mercy thinks she's off the hook for doing any investigating for them. But when a family friend has a fatal heart attack, Dad has one of his famous feelings and orders Mercy to look into it. Mercy tries not to get sucked in. She really does, but she's her father's daughter. Soon Gavin's death leads to a more grisly one, the death of a bride on her wedding day. Can the two be connected? Was Gavin murdered? Now Mercy can't stop. You do for family. That's all there is to it.
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I received this ebook as a LibraryThing Member Giveaway and I'm so glad I did because I absolutely loved it! Not only was it a murder mystery that kept me guessing, but the banter between characters kept me laughing out loud! I found Mercy Watts a very likeable character and her family and friends were all interesting and wonderful. They rounded out the plot and I loved how unique some of them were...like The Girls. I found it easy to visualize them and some parts were so funny that I had to read them out loud to my husband who also laughed. I found myself wanting to get back to reading the book and stayed up way past my bedtime, I read a lot of mysteries and many of them feel so predictable and artificial. This Mercy Watts mystery was a fresh and delightful change. I love her style and her interactions with family. The humour reminded me a little of the Spellman series by Lisa Lutz, who is one of my favourite series, so this book was definitely up my alley. I enjoyed it enough that I'm going to purchase all the rest of the books in the series today! I would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes a sassy and intelligent sleuth with a host of quirky characters and lots of humour!