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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

BOOK REVIEW: The Tulip Shirt Murders by Heather Weidner (Mystery)


Greetings Friends!

Today I have a REVIEW of THE TULIP SHIRT MURDERS, the latest book in the Delanie Fitzgerald mystery series by Heather Weidner.

The Tulip Shirt Murders (The Delanie Fitzgerald Mysteries) by [Weidner, Heather]


SYNOPSIS

Private investigator Delanie Fitzgerald, and her computer hacker partner, Duncan Reynolds, are back for more sleuthing in The Tulip Shirt Murders. When a local music producer hires the duo to find out who is bootlegging his artists’ CDs, Delanie uncovers more than just copyright thieves. And if chasing bootleggers isn’t bad enough, local strip club owner and resident sleaze, Chaz Smith, pops back into Delanie’s life with more requests. The police have their man in a gruesome murder, but the loud-mouthed strip club owner thinks there is more to the open and shut case. Delanie and Duncan link a series of killings with no common threads. And they must put the rest of the missing pieces together before someone else is murdered.
You can purchase a copy on Amazon HERE.


RATING



Genre:  Mystery
Publication Date:  November 2017


REVIEW


This was a fun mystery featuring a private investigator and her computer hacker partner that was not short on action or entertainment! While there is a lot going on, I felt that this believably reflected the case load of someone running a small business in sleuthing, and to be honest simply trying to pay the bills. With so many cases to follow, this put the story's pacing on overdrive until the very end.

Delanie can definitely get herself into some interesting situations that can be far more dangerous than absolutely necessary, but unfortunately her personality as the main protagonist is outshined by the quirky and more relatable cast of supporting characters she is surrounded by. She seemed to mainly function as an everyman, so each reader could feel a part of the story and discover information right along with her. This is also a very dialogue driven story; however, there is very little internal dialogue to reveal the character's inner thoughts and feelings on some intense circumstances. While mainly a personal preference, I do think getting inside Delanie's head would have helped me feel more connected to her as a character.

Despite this being the second book in the series, I never felt that I was missing anything. In fact, the references to events that occurred previously piqued my curiosity enough that I do plan on reading the first book in the near future.

Overall, this was a quick and enjoyable read that I look forward to continuing especially to see what other shenanigans Delanie will get involved with!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Heather  Weidner

Originally from Virginia Beach, Heather Weidner has been a mystery fan since Scooby Doo and Nancy Drew. She currently lives in Central Virginia with her husband and a pair of Jack Russell terriers. When she’s not reading and writing, Heather enjoys kayaking, photography, and visiting the beach as often as possible.

Heather is a member of Sisters in Crime International, SinC-Central Virginia, James River Writers, and Guppies.

She blogs regularly with Pens, Paws, and Claws.

You can connect with her on:

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