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Santa Murders

Santa Murders

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That Jolly old head elf from the North Pole is getting ready to be a naughty boy. He has murder on his mind. Luckily it's not the real Santa Claus, but a person with a motive to murder. Las Vegas Homicide Detective Deacon goes after a street preacher who loves to play Santa for the homeless shelters. Evidence ties this Santa to the murder of a mob figure and now Will

Overview

That Jolly old head elf from the North Pole is getting ready to be a naughty boy. He has murder on his mind. Luckily it's not the real Santa Claus, but a person with a motive to murder. Las Vegas Homicide Detective Deacon goes after a street preacher who loves to play Santa for the homeless shelters. Evidence ties this Santa to the murder of a mob figure and now Will Trapper is called on to prove his Santa friend didn't do it. Trapper manages to talk Jim Richards into helping to find the real killer while they hide the fake Santa which doesn't make Deacon happy. He threatens them to find the real killer or go to jail for obstruction of justice. It's like the twelve days of Christmas around the preacher's church with police, mob figures, a fortune in hidden money and one scheming black widow female who traps the Santa into marriage to get at his wealth since he owns a choice property that every one wants for building casinos on. It's a Vegas Christmas in this 31st book of the Jim Richards series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148993599
Publisher:
Magic 1 Productions
Publication date:
11/02/2013
Series:
Jim Richards Murder Novels #31 , #31
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
479,908
File size:
155 KB

Meet the Author

Detroit area resident, Bob Moats, has been writing short stories and plays for as long as he can remember. He has lost most of his original stories, typed or handwritten, in the numerous moves he has made from his hometown of Fraser, Michigan to Northern Michigan, to Las Vegas and back to Fraser, where he now lives. Moats became one of the causalities of unemployment in 2009, and had time on his hands to finally pursue a life long dream of writing a full blown crime novel. Thus was born the first book, "Classmate Murders".

What followed was a series of books starting with "The Classmate Murders" which introduces the main character, Jim Richards, who has to admit he has become a senior citizen, reluctantly. Richards, one day, receives an email from a childhood sweetheart asking for his help, but by the time he reaches her, she has been murdered. His life turns around and he is pulled into numerous murders of women from his high school who he hasn't seen in forty years. Along with a friend of his, Buck, a big, mustached biker, they go off to track down the killer before he can get to one former classmate, Penny Wickens, a TV talk show host who Jim has just fallen for while protecting her. The killer is also murdering the women right out from under police protection, driving homicide detective Will Trapper crazy, and he slowly depends on Jim to help. There's humor, suspense, wild chases across suburban Detroit with cops, classic cars and motorcycle clubs; murder, mayhem, a good amount of romance and a twist ending.

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Santa Murders 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Bookworm1951 More than 1 year ago
The holidays turn deadly in Las Vegas. A murdering Santa is on the loose. Another chapter in the lives of Jim Richards and his crew. It was well written and edited unlike so many of the other books in the series. Only found one minor typo. Plan to read the rest of the series.
K_Boggs More than 1 year ago
In the true fashion of Mr. Moats writing, the book is really entertaining and keeps you reading it until you're done. It made me get to sleep MUCH later than planned, as his books usually do. It was also true to all of his characters personalities, which can really keep you amused. My congratulations to Bob on another good book. His fans should also start to read his "Fatal" series which takes you in similar journeys with a different set of characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A book that brings the holidays to a deadly turn. This is a wonderful well written book that is full of thrilling twists and turns and will having you trying to figure out who is the Deadly Santa, until the end. As with all the book in the series by Bob Moats this book will have you glued to your device and not wanting to put it down to the very end. I've read all the books in the series and am happily awaiting the next. I say get on book the and the series it is really worth your time and the read.
Charles_Ray More than 1 year ago
When Christmas Turns Deadly. Mystery author/private investigator Jim Richards is asked by one of the detectives in the agency he owns to look into death threats being received by a local mall Santa and eccentric preacher Harold Renford. He’s reluctant, but finally convinced to do it. What looked like a relatively routine surveillance operation turns ugly and complicated when a Vegas mobster is gunned down in a local hotel by a man dressed in a Santa costume, and the finger of suspicion is pointed at Renford. In Santa Murders, the 31st Jim Richards’ family of mysteries by Bob Moats, you’re taken on a roller coaster ride of thrills and suspense as Richards finds himself caught up in mob machinations, greedy business deals, and marital infidelities. I’m tempted to say that Moats writes like Robert B. Parker, but that’s not fair to either, as both have singularly unique styles. No, Bob Moats writes like, well, Bob Moats – which is to say, extremely well. I received a free review copy of Moat’s latest Richards family mystery offering, and I dearly hope that he’ll decide to end the series on an even number, rather than stop at 31.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The 31st entry in the Jim Richards series is as great as the previous 30. Bob is a master of twists and turns. His "Family" of quirky characters are as familar to us as our owm families. He has taught us to really care about them and their lives. Keep writing Bob, we love your books!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Santa will not do it ?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago