#Review: An Intimate Murder by Stacy Verdick Case @SVerdickCase
I have always loved a good murder/mystery. Trying to figure out early who committed the crime or if the criminal would end up being someone who readers would never suspect. To say this book will keep you guessing is correct. It will readers will jump from one suspect to the next.
Starting out readers is greeted with Catherine arriving at a crime scene to meet her partner, Louise.
For this reader the best part of the book was when Catherine called the press vultures. This statement is so true. When the police are involved in an investigation they do not divulge everything. There is a reason and I understand the reason. For the press they want everything they do not care about the investigation, they are more interested in being the first to break a new story.
When Catherine and Louise were required to a so-called journalist follow and ride along during the investigation I was really surprised how much they allow the journalist to see or hear. Then this journalist showed her true colors. She was more interested in finding something that would allow her to be the first to write a breaking story than any ride along portraying how police investigate a murder.
While reading this book it really reminded me of Cagney and Lacey. A show I grew up watching with my grandparents.
I quickly connected with Catherine during the story. A character that seems and looks average who is married to a drop-dead gorgeous man that leaves women dreaming about him.
I planned on just starting the book, read the first chapter or so and then go to bed early for once. Well, I ended up popping a bag of corn and reading the whole book in one setting. Yes, popcorn is my snack of choice when reading.
I recommend this book to any who love a good murder mystery to figure out.
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An Intimate Murder
by Stacy Verdick Case
A Catherine O’Brien Mystery
When Jonathan and Susan Luther are murdered in their home, St. Paul homicide detective Catherine O’Brien and her partner Louise discover this isn’t the first time the Luther family has been visited by tragedy. Is it a case of bad family luck or is there something more?
I locked eyes with her and wished, not for the first time in my life, that I had telekinetic abilities. If I had, I could mentally disembowel Jane Katts. That’s probably why God never blessed me with that particular gift.
“Hello Detective.” Jane Katts’ tone was overly pleasant. She must have trumped me in some way and now she’s was just waiting for me to concede the trick.
“Close the door behind you, O’Brien.” The chief rocked back in his chair and smiled.
There was nothing in his smile except pleasantry, which made me more nervous than the one Jane Katts had given me. A broad smile was so alien on the Chief’s face that I was certain that Jane Katts had managed to pull a switcheroo and replace the chief with a pod person of her own design; one who is not hard-edged and sand-papery as I have come to expect but instead soft, with as much grit as a nail file.
“I’m afraid there’s not enough chairs so one of you will have to stand.” The smiley version of our chief of police said.
I braced my feet a shoulder width apart and crossed my arms over my chest, I preferred to stand for whatever nasty surprise Jane Katts had in store for me.
Louise sat and introduced herself to Jane. They exchanged a handshake.
“Ms. Katts is the reporter who asked for the exclusive interview.”
He glossed over the detail about her being the reporter who had engaged in a calculated smear campaign against the department.
“She would like to change the angle of her story to get more of an inside view.” The chief’s eyes cut to my face and I saw a hint of the real chief behind whatever hoodoo Jane Katts had performed on him.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Stacy Verdick Case was born in Willmar, Minnesota. After a brief stint as a military brat, where she lived in Fort Sill Oklahoma and Fort Campbell, Kentucky, her family moved back to Minnesota.
Stacy has written all her life earning a High School Writer Award and a Daphne Du Mauier Award for excellence in Mainstream Mystery/Suspense.
Stacy currently lives in a suburb of St. Paul with her husband of twenty-years, her five-year-old daughter, and their two cats.
An Intimate Murder is the third book in the Catherine O’Brien series.