Friday, August 17, 2018

Quick on the Draw

QUICK ON THE DRAW by Susan Moody
     published by Severn House


Interesting easy to read book by author Susan Moody, also known as Susan Elizabeth Horwood and known as the Step-mother of Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. Moody has her own titles as does her step daughter, but Moody’s are more of the book type of titles.

This book, Quick on the Draw, is the third book with character Alex Quick, a former police detective as its star character. Alex has a very young and very handsome friend who calls upon her to help save him from his Uncle’s wrath. After holding a dinner party in a swanky apartment on loan from his uncle, Sandro finds some very expensive baubles missing. Well, maybe not baubles, more like an outrageously expensive ring and painting missing. He needs to get them back in the apartment before his uncle misses them. Even more so, one of his friends has sticky fingers and he wants to know which one it was. As a former cop, he feels Alex is his answer and begs her to help.

There is a lot to this story. I guess you could call them twists and turns but my best description would be that while this is not heavy reading there are enough things occurring that you do need to concentrate. You’ll notice I said this was easy to read and I would still describe it that way. It kept my attention well enough to move along quite quickly, no pun about the character’s name intended.

Much of this story takes place in Vienna and since Alex also has a background in art, the art conversation and scene descriptions are very enjoyable. The characters were well-defined. Alex was defined enough that I found I liked her very well and when a reader begins to like a character, well…they are usually hooked.

Susan Moody has several other books too. Check them out.

***This book was provided to me by NetGalley. All opinions are definitely my own.

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