Richard lives on Lake of the Ozarks with his wife, granddaughter, two dachshunds, and a golden retriever. He is currently working on the fourth novel in his "Books To Die For" series.
A Treasure to Die Forby Mr Richard W Houston
There is a treasure high in the Colorado Rockies waiting for someone to find it. Jake Martin couldn't care less. Since the death of his wife, all Jake wants is to be left alone in his mountain cabin where he and his dog, Fred, can get on with life. But when it becomes known that the location of the treasure is encrypted in a message left by a 19th century miner, people begin to die, and Jake's good friend and neighbor becomes the number one suspect.
The old miner used a copy of Tom Sawyer as a key to his coded message, and the real murderer wants that edition so bad, he's willing to kill for it. Can the amateur sleuths decode the message and stop the murderer, or have Jake and Fred finally met their match?
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The characters in this book are so vibrant. They jump off the page and materialize in your head so easily. Jake, Bonnie, Fred and even Jake’s dead wife Julie are all so well described I came away from the book feeling like I knew them all. Since Fred is a dog, I’d say that’s some serious skill from the author. The treasure is both an integral part of the story but not at the same time. I didn’t feel like as the reader I got the closure on that part of the story that I was looking for. It never really gets resolved. That’s my only compliant with the book. There are plenty of twists and turns. Plenty of emotional dilemmas. The pacing is done well. There are no real lulls. Everything comes together in a clever way at the end of the book. To see my full review click the link to my blog https://alliesopinions.wordpress.com/2015/11/17/book-review-a-treasure-to-die-for-by-richard-houston/