Friday, May 8, 2015

REVIEW: Double Duplicity

Shandra Higheagle 1:
Double Duplicity
Paty Jager

Genre: Mystery, Cozy, Women Sleuths
Publisher: Windtree Press
Publication date: 1.10.2015
Pages: 244

Date read: 5.7.2015

I know I've said it time and time again, but I love mysteries, especially ones with good characters and an interesting death.  This book has both. 

Shandra finds a dead body in the small town she lives in, and immediately becomes a suspect.  It doesn't take long for her to convince the Detective that comes to investigate the murder that she didn't do it, but she keeps some secrets from him she shouldn't have, and he knows it.  But now it is up to her to prove her friend's innocence.

I like the chemistry between Shandra and Detective Greer, and the dreams that she has that help lead her on her way.  I also liked the side characters that they both came into contact with throughout the story.  A great mystery that I highly recommend - I can't wait to read more from this author AND more of this series.

About the book:
On the eve of the biggest art event at Huckleberry Mountain Resort, potter Shandra Higheagle finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation.  She's ruled out as a suspect, but now it's up to her to prove the friend she witnessed fleeing the scene was just as innocent.  With help from her recently deceased Nez Perce grandmother, Shandra becomes more confused than ever but just as determined to discover the truth.
            Detective Ryan Greer prides himself on solving crimes and refuses to ignore a single clue, including Shandra Higheagle's visions.  While Shandra is hesitant to trust her dreams, Ryan believes in them and believes in her.
            Can the pair uncover enough clues for Ryan to make an arrest before one of them becomes the next victim?

About the author:
Award-winning author Paty Jager and her husband raise alfalfa hay in rural eastern Oregon.  On her road to publication she wrote freelance articles for two local newspapers and enjoyed her job with the Country Extension service as a 4-H Program Assistant.  Raising hay and cattle, riding horses, and battling rattlesnakes, she not only writes the western lifestyle, she lives it.
            She  has published twenty novels, three anthologies, and seven novellas.  All her work has Western or Native American elements in them along with hints of humor and engaging characters.  Her penchant for research takes her on side trips that eventually turn into yet another story.
            You can learn more about Paty at her blogher website or on FacebookGoodreads, and Twitter.

1 comment:

Paty Jager said...

I'm glad you enjoyed Shandra's first mystery.