It was hard not to be jaded when you worked homicide. Laura had seen things that ere sickening, depraved, cruel. The worst of the worst people can do to each other, but this girl had touched a nerve. This case rattled her. – An excerpt from Conceptus by Brian Herskowitz
Danger in the Rain: A Ted Danger Mystery by Douglas Boatman is a detective mystery with hypnotizing twists, literally. When Nicole Vavul, aka Nicky, entered Ted’s office with a photograph of a man and her daughter (Haley), both stark naked on a beach, he couldn’t have possibly imagined the toll it would take on his life and the secrets it would unleash. The case seemed simple enough: Nicky wanted Ted to find out the identity of the naked man who was in the photograph. Yet, it turned out to be anything but simple.
After the miscarriage, Henrietta lost her will to engage in daily affairs. In his desperate attempt to bring his wife back to normalcy, Clive accepted a seemingly boring case of an alleged fraud charlatan. The charlatan, a woman who could talk to the departed, as it turned out, impressed Henrietta enough that, much to the dismay of Clive, she ended up believing the woman as a real deal. Unbeknownst to him, Henrietta accepted to help her sister, Elsie, in finding the mother of a little girl, Anna. Surmising both the cases to be undemanding, Clive felt no harm in including a distraught Henrietta.
Reviewed by me for Reader’s Favorite. Acting homicide chief Lieutenant Nick Cisco is up to his eyeballs with unsolved homicide cases. Dead bodies are showing up left and right, and the slow pace of the investigations has made him a laughing stock in the media. When mutilated dead bodies start showing up with tattooed swastika…