Date Published: August 3, 2021
Publisher: Acorn Publishing
Emory Rome is back in A Light to Kill By, the third book in the Mourning Dove Mysteries series – a follow-up to the international bestsellers Murder on the Lake of Fire and Death Opens a Window.
Moments after construction tycoon Blair Geister’s death, a mysterious wandering light kills someone else on her Southern estate. Is the avenging spirit of the millionairess on a killing spree, or are other forces threatening those in her inner circle? As the will is read, suspicion and jealousy arise, and fingers point to the heirs of her fortune. Private investigator Emory Rome and his Mourning Dove partners accept an invitation to stay at Geisterhaus and unravel its secrets before more lives are lost.
This is my 3rd Mourning Dove Mysteries book.
It's a sort of thrown together investigative team that seems to work very well. This time they visit an estate to try to prove a ghost killed someone. O was it a ghost? You can imagine how logical private detectives look at such a thing.
I like all 3 members of the investigative team. Emory is my favorite and I think this would be true of every reader. But...I enjoy Jeff and Virginia. The author has crafted 3 very different personalities in his characters. He's made them so well defined that I think you could know who was speaking even if small parts of the dialog were removed from the book. Don't worry, I didn't tear out any pages to prove my theory but what I did do, was enjoy this immensely.
As he struggles with the consequences of his last case, Emory must unravel the inexplicable death of a federal employee in a Knoxville high-rise. But while the reticent investigator is mired in a deep pool of suspects – from an old mountain witch to the powerful Tennessee Valley Authority – he misses a greater danger creeping from the shadows. The man in the ski mask returns to reveal himself, and the shocking crime of someone close is unearthed.
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