by Davin Goodwin
April 1-30, 2022 Virtual Book Tour
Every day is paradise on Bonaire—until something unexpected washes ashore
On the laid-back island of Bonaire, every day is paradise until a seaweed-entangled human leg washes ashore. Combing the beach, retired cop Roscoe Conklin examines the scene and quickly determines that the leg belongs to the nephew of a close friend.The island police launch an investigation, but with little evidence and no suspects, their progress comes to a frustrating halt. Then, thanks to a unique barter with the lead detective, Conklin finds himself in possession of the case file. He can now aggressively probe for his own answers.
Sifting through the scant clues, eager to bring the killer to justice, Conklin struggles to maintain forward momentum. He has all the pieces. He can feel it. But he'd better get them snapped together soon.
Otherwise, the body count will continue to rise.
I have read
a previous book by Davin Goodwin called Diver’s Paradise. Goodwin had me hooked
on his character in the first few pages of that one. This book is no different.
Roscoe Conklin or “R” as he likes to be called, is once again the main
character and “character” is a pretty good description of him too. This is
another excellent mystery and the setting in the Caribbean made me think I was
holding some beautiful fruit drink in my hand:)
what I’m saying is that I think the author is good at descriptive writing. Oddly
enough, I don’t think I noticed it until I got further into the book. All of a sudden,
I was on the beach, watching the ocean. I was even watching the iguanas and
lizards. Goodwin puts it all together. He also throws in a dead body or at
least part of one to make it a good cop or ex-cop mystery. Roscoe or “R” is
that perfect ex-cop character. He’s a private
investigator, but not really since he has no license. He’s tough and yet soft
and swimmingly handsome. At least I think he must be from Goodwin’s description.
Wow, I got carried away, didn’t I?
previously that the style or character reminded me a little of the Travis McGee
mysteries I read long ago. I hope Mr. Goodwin will take this as the complement
it is meant to be, and I hope he’ll keep writing mysteries for “R” to solve.
Praise for Paradise Cove:
“An intriguingly gruesome beginning, sexy location, and a supremely satisfying ending. Paradise Cove is a terrific read.” —Marc Cameron, New York Times best-selling author
“Paradise Cove is a wonderful thriller with a great story . . . what makes it special are the perfect descriptions of Bonaire and life on the island.” —Nicholas Harvey, author of the AJ Bailey Adventure Series
“Grab a beer and revisit Bonaire with Roscoe Conklin as your guide in Paradise Cove. A rich cast of characters and an intriguing plot guarantee an exciting trip you’ll long remember.” –Shawn Wilson, author of Relentless
Published by: Oceanview Publishing
Publication Date: April 5th 2022
Number of Pages: 304
ISBN: 1608094855 (ISBN13: 9781608094851)
Series: Roscoe Conklin Mystery #2 | The novels in the Roscoe Conklin Mystery Series stand on their own and can be read in any order.
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads
Read an excerpt:
Davin Goodwin is a graduate of Arkansas State University and works in the technology industry. He’s been a small business owner, a real estate investor, an aerial photographer and flight instructor, a semi-professional banjo player, and a scuba diver, often seen on the island of Bonaire. Paradise Cove is the second novel in his Roscoe Conklin Mystery Series and he intends to continue writing the Roscoe Conklin series set on Bonaire. Goodwin lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with his wife, Leslie.
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