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Dead Down East by Carl  Schmidt
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it was amazing

Title – Dead Down East
Author – Carl Schmidt
Genre – Mystery, Humor
Amazon Pages 241
Rating 5 stars out of 5 Posted 9/9/2016


Jesse Thorp is a part time detective who also plays in a band with friends.
Cynthia Dumais was having an affair with the governor of Maine when she witnessed his murder.
Agnele is Jesse's attorney girlfriend.

The plot is soft core, interesting and humorous.
Jesse is a laid back New Englander who resists carrying Rhonda, his handgun, unless a dire need is perceived. Cynthia convinces Jesse that she was not involved in the Governor's death and he hides her in his home while the police and the murderers search for her.
The Governor and his wife were estranged and he had been involved in at least seven other affairs in the past five years, so Jesse had plenty to investigate.
Of course, there are side plots to hamper Jesse's investigation and threaten his safety.
Cynthia's ex-husband is a Maine State Police Trooper assigned to the Governor's security detail. He is arrested when it is determined that his gun was the murder weapon.
Finally, Jesse uncovers the reason behind the murder and forms an ingenious plot with a cast of his friends to procure evidence to expose the members of the deadly conspiracy.
Jesse and Angele are frequently romping in the bedroom, but the descriptions are vague at best. There are no graphic sexual scenes or references.

The editing and sentence structure is professional grade. Character development is thorough and the writing style is clear and concise.

On the down side: Internal thoughts should be in italics not quotation marks like dialog.
Supposedly the phone number and address of the Governor's parents was found on Wikipedia. I use Wikipedia often and have never seen any personal info of this type given. I can't imagine the site would provide this.

I enjoyed this story and recommend it for readers of soft core crime plots.

This review was provided in exchange for a free book.
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September 10, 2016 – Shelved

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