Credo's Hope

Credo's Hope

by Alison Naomi Holt
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Credo's Hope by Alison Naomi Holt

Introducing Detective ALEXANDRA WOLFE, a fresh, funny, tough cop who skates on the edge of the law in her quest for justice. A Mafia boss, a hunky bi-sexual nurse, Alex's rescued mutt, Tessa, and her exuberant best friend, Megan, help Alex turn her everyday life as a detective upside down.

Six years ago, Brian McClelland was murdered, and his brother was convicted of killing him. When Megan bullies Alex into reviewing the case, Alex discovers that her Captain was the chief investigator who overlooked evidence that might have proved the brother's innocence. Against the Captain's orders and Alex's better judgment, she unofficially re-opens the case and finds herself following a twisted investigative trail left by the murder victim himself. The problem is, she has no idea what he was investigating or whether his investigation ultimately led to his death.

As she digs into clues from the past, she finds herself at the doorstep of the beautiful and daunting Gianina Angelino, who just happens to be the head of the Angelino Crime Family. Things really heat up for Alex when she starts to receive unsolicited help from the mafia, and the police department, once again, orders her to stay away from the murder investigation and from any connections with organized crime. This in itself proves difficult since Gianina doesn't answer to Alex's chain of command and continues to help wherever and whenever she sees fit.

Alex's unorthodox methods blur her personal and professional lives and when her two worlds collide, keeping her day job becomes the least of her worries as Alex struggles to keep from following the dead man's trail straight to her own demise.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467951265
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/15/2012
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Alison Holt writes what she knows. Her stories reflect the twenty years she spent as an officer moving through the ranks of the Tucson Police Department. During her career, she worked patrol to investigations, commanded undercover units and riot control squads and trained as a hostage negotiator. Always the one to rock the boat, she took a voluntary demotion toward the end of her career to supervise the department's eleven man K9 unit. Her characters talk like real cops, think like real supervisors, and react like real people.
Prior to joining the police department, Alison earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in creative writing from the University of Arizona. When she retired, Alison went back to doing what she had always wanted to do-write. Her first book, The Door at the Top of the Stairs combines her insights into human nature with her knowledge of the darker side of the human psyche.
Alison's life as a cop gave her a bizarre sense of humor, a realistic look at life, and an insatiable desire to live life to the fullest. She loves all horses & hounds and some humans...
To find out more, go to her website at

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Credo's Hope 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
safetylady More than 1 year ago
Nice, but simple plot. Easy to read, but not much substance. Characters are not complicated, so easy to follow if you only get to read a few pages at a time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once I started reading, I couldn't put this book down. It held my attention from start to finish. Without hesitation, I will buy #2 in the series, Credo's Legacy.
MorningGlow More than 1 year ago
I will gladly shout from the rooftops about how much I enjoyed this book. From page one I was interested in the story and the characters, and couldn't wait to read more. Wolfe was smart and bold, and felt incredibly genuine. Perfect reactions, I'd say she was one of the best, real feeling characters I've read in, well.. maybe ever. I was struck by how accurate Wolfe's police career was portrayed, only to find out the author not only works on the police force, but also offers tips on her blog for authors that want to write accurate police characters. For readers who enjoy comparing characters and book series, I found some similarities between Wolfe and Stephanie Plum, though Stephanie relies almost entirely on luck, and Wolfe has the brains and the guts to solve the case. I loved the plot, and the mystery was well thought out, with just enough little hints along the way so the ending was a pleasant surprise (I never expected that one!), but not a huge, out-of-left-field kind of shock. My favorite part? When Wolfe's supervisor, Kate, assigned Wolfe to on-call duty as "punishment" for going against her orders. Talk about some great revenge! But you'll just have to read it and find out why. The only issue that made me stumble when reading "Credo's Hope" was the abundance of side characters. While they weren't technically all necessary, they did add a lot to the story, and I was grateful for their presence. There was an occasion or two where a name was mentioned and I forgot who that was, but generally the context was enough for me to pick it up right away. Recommendation: Definitely recommended! Fans of Procedural/Police fiction and Mysteries will absolutely love "Credo's Hope." I'm not a huge mystery person (just an occasional fan) but this book had me hooked from page one, literally. Final Rating: FIVE out of FIVE (5/5). Definitely a winning book. The story and characters felt so incredibly real and genuine. Excellent novel, definitely a series and author to watch!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great read! Simple, but straight forward plot with lots of action. It is nice to have such strong female characters, with substance and great relationships. The dialogue is smart, witty and full of fun banter. For me, I couldn't put the book down. I live in Tucson so it was fun to have all the local references. I am ready for the next installment.
1000-Plus-Books-to-Read More than 1 year ago
Credo's Hope is a light read surrounding the life of a female detective named Alex Wolfe. Alex is quite a character, she's funny and gets herself into a lot of sticky situations. In this book she happens to find herself investigating a closed case that was actually closed by a Captain in the Police Department. As you can imagine that didn't sit too well with him. The story was on the lighthearted side. Definitively not what I was expecting after having read her previous novel, The Door at the Top of the Stairs. In fact, I kind of wish I could go back and read Credo's Hope prior to reading her other book because I think I may have ended up enjoying it more without having the comparison. After reading both books I can say that the Author really knows how to tell a story! You'd be happy with any selection from this Author. For more check out the Youtube video on our site for more info! Melissa Reviewer for 1000 + Books to Read
Susan_Sherlock More than 1 year ago
Funny, bullheaded Detective Alex Wolfe is a hoot. She reminds me a little of the Stephanie Plum character (without the foul language) by always getting herself in scrapes along with her friend Megan. There are cases to solve and a slobbering dog to train, while trying to stay out of trouble with her boss. I bought the second book before I was finished the first. Buy it, you won't be sorry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago