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  • Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:00:00    Permalink
    There are three cozy mysteries in this book.  This is good because I was intrigued by the characters and the stories read well.  Imagine having a fifteen year old boy who can out think the police.  Imagine him solving crimes in untraditional ways.  That's Adam...

    Renegade Rhino Press and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.

    Sylvie hired on as an assistant PI with Adam.  She almost didn't but she wanted a job that would challenge her and this one sure does.  Her first big challenge is to figure out who would have killed the stand in pretending to be Adam at a book award ceremony.  He was an older young man that they used for public appearances but Adam was the author of the book.  Who was the sore loser?  And why did someone shoot Adam's father?

    Next, Adam's hormones start working and she loses his mind to lust.  While she tries to keep him on track, one of the judges at the cooking show drops dead.  They have his heart's desire as the murderer until Adam tells them why it couldn't be her.  They think they know the killers but can they find them?

    The last story is the best.  They go to a dude ranch to ride horses and check out what's going on.  An informant told them there were shenanigans going on.  While on their first ride, they find the informant dead.  Then Sylvie's cop boyfriend gets shot.  The cops try to move them out of the area but they won't go.  They're going to find the killer.  The problem is that the killer might find them first...

    The plots were a bit extreme but I enjoyed Adam's detection skills.  He's very analytical, logical and speculative.  He thinks outside the box.  He takes nothing as a given.  And he's often in the sights of the killer.  It's a good thing he's smart.

    I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would.  It's always a joy to find an interesting read!

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