Title: Murder In Disguise
Series: Preston Barclay Mysteries, #3
Publisher: Lamplighter Mysteries
Publish Date: October 16, 2017
Source: LitFuse Blog Tours
Rating: 4 stars
Purchase: Amazon ~ BN
About The Book
Official verdict: Suicide.
But why would that vigorous department chairman kill himself? To avoid disgrace? Those rumored ventures on the dark side? Some other secret life? Visiting professor Preston Barclay wonders. But his questions bring no answers, only anonymous threats. He has enough problems already, proving himself on a strange campus while radical faculty do all they can to undermine him. Worse yet, that sexy siren assigned as his assistant complicates his courtship of the beautiful Mara Thorn.
While Press keeps asking questions, Mara’s research reveals a cancer of criminal activity that permeates the community and even the campus itself. The more Press questions, the more dangerous the threats against him become, and the more determined he grows to clear his friend’s name.
But can Press and Mara’s stumbling efforts prevail against the entrenched forces of the police, the campus radicals, and an unseen but powerful criminal organization that increasingly puts their lives in danger…?
This book is the first book by this author and I’m sure it won’t be the last. Mr. Taylor has created a mind blowing, thought provoking novel and I am pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed this novel. The writing style of Donn Taylor is unique and refreshing.
I loved Preston Barclay and all the characters within the pages of this book. Mr. Taylor chiseled them all perfectly and they helped to really bring out the best parts of the story. The suspensefulness of the story added to the characters and each page turn kept me up long into the night.
If you love mysteries and well rounded characters, then this is a 4 star book you don’t want to miss. You’ll find yourself completely wrapped up in the whos and whats of the story and sitting on the edge of your seat as you follow Mr. Barclay through the mystery. Mr. Taylor is going on my list of authors who I need to keep on my reading list! Two thumbs up to him!
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About The Author
With a PhD in English literature (Renaissance), Donn Taylor taught literature for 18 years at two liberal arts colleges. Now retired, he has published suspense novels, mysteries, and poetry. His historical novel “Lightning on a Quiet Night” was a finalist for the 2015 Selah Awards. He is a frequent speaker at writers’ conferences. In a prior incarnation, he led an Infantry rifle platoon in the Korean War, served with Army aviation in Vietnam, and worked with air reconnaissance in Europe and Asia. He now lives in the woods near Houston, TX, where he writes fiction, poetry, and essays on current topics.
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