Latent Lives - A John Stauber & Linda Lavaque Murder Mystery

Latent Lives - A John Stauber & Linda Lavaque Murder Mystery

by Larry Parr

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BN ID: 2940014939638
Publisher: Blue Oak Books
Publication date: 03/07/2012
Series: John Stauber & Linda Lavaque Murder Mystery , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 350
File size: 253 KB

About the Author

Larry Parr's long writing career began as a television script writer. In more than 20 years of writing for American, British, French, Spanish and Japanese TV, Larry wrote and/or story edited more than 350 half hours of television, everything from SMURFS to SPIDER-MAN and THE X-MEN.

Today he has changed course and is writing mainstream mystery suspense novels aimed at the adult market. His new series is the fast-paced John Stauber and Linda Lavaque Murder Mysteries, published by Blue Oak Books. These books are set in the evocative environs of Duluth, Minnesota where he lived for many years. While the characters are focused on solving murders, the series is unusual because some elements of science fiction are woven into its modern day detective framework.

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Latent Lives - A John Stauber & Linda Lavaque Murder Mystery 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
deannad414 More than 1 year ago
If you’re a fan of mysteries, thrillers and paranormal, you’ll enjoy Latent Lives. Author Larry Parr delivers an exciting, fast-paced murder mystery plot with lots of action in this first book of his series. There’s not too much that I didn’t like in this book. I love when I’m reading a book, and I think I know where the story is going, but then the author throws in a curve and I’m caught off guard. That is how much of this book was for me, and it made it that much more exciting. The main characters were great. I loved John Stauber, former cop and currently dealing with his own demons. When John gets called to help on an investigation by a client, he has doubts that he would be any good, but he follows ‘that thing’ in his gut and proceeds to get in the middle of a nasty murderers killing spree. Linda Lavaque is the survivor of the prominent family that was murdered and seeks the help on John. She is also a strong character, who is not going to let this killer stop her from handling her families daily affairs. I was a bit suspicious of her at first, couldn’t quite tell if she was ‘real’ with her relationships with some of the characters, but I grew to admire her. The last character I’ll mention is Jamie Stauber, John’s sister. I didn’t really like her, she was weak, dependent, and ‘mousey’. Although she wasn’t a strong character, she was a key player and I believe her character was meant to be weak. Overall, this was a fun, fairly ‘clean’ read. The murders that took place were brutal, but you don’t get any of the grisly details. The romance was there, but no love scenes. I look forward to reading the rest of the books in this series. Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy for review from the author, and all opinions are my own.