Stephen Downing Is Dead

Stephen Downing Is Dead

by Dan Goss Anderson

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ISBN-13: 9780989200905
Publisher: Peer Publishing
Publication date: 06/04/2013
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.64(d)

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TheIndigoQuill More than 1 year ago
See full review @ The Indigo Quill . blogspot . com A special thank you to NetGalley and Peer Publishing for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.      With a title like Stephen Downing is Dead, expectations are automatically set high for Dan Goss Anderson's new novel. Based in Tuscon at the turn of the 20th century, Owen Bartlett is an inexperienced defense attorney who has taken on a case that is too big for him to chew. To make matters worse, the prosecutor has some time under his belt. It is possible they have the wrong man. Tie a three-strand cord of lives together, and you've got Stephen Downing is Dead.      If his readers weren't already hooked by the mysterious title, Anderson grabs a second hold of their attention wih the opening line, "Life changes in a moment."He then proceeds to leave the reader in the dark while describing a situation that we definitely would like some answers to! This is a historical mystery novel that will keep you turning pages and asking questions until the very end. Anderson has a sophisticated way of writing that is enjoyable and intriguing. This is one of those books that could easily be made into a movie. That's what it felt like reading it, like watching the story unfold on a filmstrip in front of me.      The characters are interesting enough to where even the minor characters seem to play a major role, and the author is very detailed. Not in an overly-fluffed, overcompensating kind of way, but tastefully and effectively. May it be noted that the author communicates to the reader that he had every intention of being as historically accurate as possible, but also intended to provide the reader with maximum comprehension. This is something I can definitely appreciate from the author. Having a sense of purism without compromising efficacy is an admirable quality for an author to possess.       If you're looking for a mystery that is easy to read but still carries  rounded content, then this is the book for you.