Linda’s Review of Death Wears A Crimson Hat by CW Hawes
April 27, 2022
Malicious gossip, false accusations, promiscuous behavior, murders, and attempted murders have the small town of Magnolia Bluff in an uproar.
Secrets, gossip, and a murder that could reveal all.
Harry Thurgood just wants a quiet life, and to leave his past in the past. And he thinks he’s found the perfect place in sleepy Magnolia Bluff, Texas. Until the murder of a prominent citizen threatens to let the skeletons out of his closet.
Quiet and unassuming, the Reverend Ember Cole wants nothing more than to be a good pastor to her congregation. And when her friendship with Harry threatens her job, she has to choose between friendship and the church.
However, when the murder is pinned on Ember, Harry decides he and Ember have to find the real killer to keep Ember out of jail and Harry’s past in the past.
But when Harry and Ember are almost killed in a hit and run, they realize the killer will stop at nothing to avoid being found. Even if he has to kill again.
Death Wears a Crimson Hat by CW Hawes is the first book in the new multi-author crime series: The Magnolia Bluff Crime Chronicles. Each book in the series will be written by one of The Underground Authors and will feature action, suspense, humor, and, of course, murder.
Get in on the action today, and see if you can solve the mystery!
Review by Linda Pirtle:
CW Hawes, a master storyteller and a member of The Underground Authors, introduces readers to Magnolia Bluff. His is the first book in the crime series.
In his Death Wears a Crimson Hat, Hawes very cleverly guides Harry Thurgood down several rabbit trails as he works to prove the Reverend Ember Cole innocent of the murder of two women.
After all, she is the woman he loves. But insists that despite the rumors about their relationship circulating around town she and he are only good friends.
Both Harry and Ember have pasts they prefer no one ever uncovers which begs the question: What are they hiding?
The members of the Crimson Hatters are controlled by their Queen Mary Lou, who knows all of their sins. They do her disreputable bidding to ensure Mary Lou’s keeping quiet about their personal business.
Mary Lou runs not only her “girls” but also tries to run Ember Cole out of the pulpit.
Mary Lou’s vendetta against the minister lays the foundation for all of the fatal misconduct of the good citizens of Magnolia Bluff.
Malicious gossip, false accusations, promiscuous behavior, murders, and attempted murders follow.
The fast pace of gossip provokes the reader’s curiosity so much so that it’s difficult to stop reading until the crimes are solved.
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