The Scavenger’s Song by Sara Marie Hogg

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    The Scavenger’s Song introduces us to ace homicide detectives, Angus Carlyle and Skeeter Sherwood. The Austin PD is stumped by numerous disappearances of young women in a seedy, neon-lit area downtown. The scavenger is doing his chilling, evil deeds, but no bodies can be found.

    Until they can produce bodies, technically, no homicides have actually been committed. One day the disappearances end. Where is the serial killer? His absence lasts for over ten years. When the scavenger finally sings, Angus and Skeeter are confident the case is arriving at its conclusion.

    Now what did he do with the bodies? Bones begin presenting themselves in the most macabre ways. The scavenger’s method of disposing of the human evidence is not to be believed. Along the twisted, torturous path, Angus is maimed and Skeeter is almost destroyed.

    Can they claw their way back up to be productive and sharp once again? Let’s hope so–a whole new series of murders is occurring right under their noses and they are probably the only ones who can make the madness end. Good detective work, hunches, psychics, long shots, the words of a bug man–they must hurry. Time is running out.

    About Sara Marie Hogg:

    Sara Marie Hogg is an Ozarks Mountain woman. She is trained as a fine artist (TCU class of 1972). Her first publication was a volume of poetry, Dark Shadings, Spattered Light. Her collection of macabre short fiction, Blade Chatter, was first published under the pseudonym of Pairalee Pendleton.

    Her novels include Catho Darlington, Lessons Learned in the Space Age, also, a paranormal fantasy written under a pseudonym, and three detective thrillers, The Scavenger’s Song, Dark Continent Continental and Gris Gris. These three detective thrillers feature Austin homicide detectives, Angus Carlyle and Skeeter Sherwood. She has published a second volume of poetry, Multiple Exposures, a children’s book, Mumbledypeg, On Call, and a work of short fiction,

    Nerd on Cloud Nine.

    She has illustrated much of her work in pen and ink, pastels, oil and acrylic. Multiple Exposures won first place in poetry in Global eBook Awards, 2012. Blade Chatter won second place in Global eBook awards, 2011, in two categories, short fiction and illustration. Her poem Blue Jay Feather received a Boswell Award from TCU.

    Amazon Review by Linda McKinney:

    Definitely not your same old, same old murder mystery, and I know because I have read many many mysteries for years. Very imaginative like the author. You have never read one with a plot like this. Never one containing an “oh my yuck!!” experiment like this in an attempt to solve a case.

    Really enjoyed it when it came out as a serial. Currently waiting for the sequel “Dark Continent Continental”, hopefully featuring one of my favorite characters, psychic Laroux. You don’t want to miss this one.

    Amazon Review by Charles J. Kravetz:

    A suspense filled detective story, that is different from other mysteries.

    A killer, a couple of police detectives, a number of missing women. It all combines to make a great detective story, with a few twists that kept me reading.

    I liked this book. I liked the two detectives, and found them to be down to earth policemen. Throwing in a psychic was brilliant! I stumbled for a few pages at the 10-year break, it seems very sudden. Perhaps that is to make the reader realize the story is changing, but is just did not allow a smooth transition.

    If the goal of this book was to make me want more, Sara Marie Hogg succeeded. I found the story filled with suspense, and wanted to get back to it as soon as possible. This was an entertaining story to read, without the normal “private eye” detective that so often fills these mystery novels.

    I would recommend this book to those that enjoy a good detective story with a different twist. I found it suspenseful enough to keep my interest, and different enough to make me think about the story when I was not reading. I look forward to the sequel to this book and will be reading it when it comes out.