A Good Man Gone by A. W. Hartoin

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    I cannot remember when I have read a more enjoyable and exciting storyline. The development of the characters was purely exquisite.

    It’s summer in St. Louis and Mercy Watts is on vacation from her parents. The great detective and his nosy wife are on a cruise and Mercy thinks she’s off the hook for doing any investigating for them.

    But when a family friend has a fatal heart attack, Dad has one of his famous feelings and orders Mercy to look into it. Mercy tries not to get sucked in. She really does, but she’s her father’s daughter. Soon Gavin’s death leads to a more grisly one, the death of a bride on her wedding day.

    Can the two be connected?

    Was Gavin murdered?

    Now Mercy can’t stop. You do for family. That’s all there is to it.

    By Amazon Customer:

    A. W. Hartoin
    A. W. Hartoin

    I received this in exchange for a review and really enjoyed it. Mercy is the daughter of private investigator Tommy Watts and when his best friend dies when Tommy is on a cruise with his wife Mercy ends up doing the investigation.

    She does a good job and has to put up with various characters along her way. Obviously she solves the murder. Not sure about all the Marilyn Monroe references nor all the comments Mercy gets about her breasts – I think it detracts from the story.

    The books reads like any other good chick-lit murder mystery and is an entertaining read. AW Hartoin has put together a good story and SHE has plenty of scope for sequels.

    By Elaine Bertolotti:

    The star of this story is Mercy who we find is a double for Marilyn Monroe. This can be a help for her as she investigates not one but two murders. It’s her style to use her good looks to seek out evidence for eventually uncovering the murderers.

    It seems she comes from a family of investigators and even though she herself is not an investigator, but rather a nurse, she manages to use her inherited intuition to unravel both cases.

    It was an easy reading story that keeps the reader interested. Humorous characters, like the nosy body Uncle Morty and the “always ready to cook something good”, Aunt Tenna, make it an enjoyable read.

    Review by Julie Goss:

    This book is a rare and delightful book, it did not have a single stalled area. I can usually guess who done it, and I am very good at it. This book is fast paced and very entertaining.

    I cannot remember when I have read a more enjoyable and exciting storyline. The development of the characters was purely exquisite, thus the rating is appropriate.