Required Reading

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Smoky Mountains Murders by Marlene Mitchell and Gary Yeagle

This mystery features a small town cop as the main protagonist.  Grant Denlinger is a young man pondering his future in law enforcement while faced with the antagonism of his red necked Chief.  Grant is thrust into a series of grisly murders that are totally out of character for his small town.

The authors start the book with a graphic depiction that tends to turn the stomach.   It certainly captures your attention.   The story doesn’t start slowly, it explodes in the first few pages.   Then you are lulled into a folksy mystery that explodes again.   The authors do a great job of dragging your attention away from the TV and painting a true 3-dimentional heart stopper.  

The culmination of the story leads to an ethical dilemma.   Grant is faced with a major decision that will impact the rest of his life.   Motive and means take a new perspective in the final twist of the plot knife.   What is good and what is evil and what responsibility does the average man have for cleansing the soul or perhaps the community. 

I highly recommend the book.    Echoes of Death TBA.

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