Summary

Mr. Douglass is a new-to-me author, and I look forward to reading more of his books. His writing hooked me in and kept me guessing when the various cases would be solved.

4-STAR REVIEW: THE LITTLE TOWN OF SUMMERVILLE by R. T. Douglass

The Description

A Jack Wellington Mystery: Book 1
Publication Date: October 31, 2021

Jack Wellington moves from the big city to make a new start. He jumps at the opportunity to become a detective in Summerville.

A peculiar case is assigned to him as artwork has been stolen and a dog is missing. Fellow detective Charlie Finch, a man adorned with decades of service, uncovers clues with Jack. They become intrigued by the words and actions of a neighborhood boy and wonder how much he might know.

Clues are followed but it’s the kids in the neighborhood who provide the most relevant clues. As the detectives get closer to them with their questions, the pressure of the kids struggle unfolds.

Kids, dogs, thieves, and a detective who meets a gal named Sally in the little town of Summerville.

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The Review

The Little Town of Summerville by R. T. Douglass is a cozy mystery with a group of children at its core. There are several clues throughout for the theft of two vases and the owner’s lost dog. Will the vases be found in time for an art exhibit at the local college where they are the main attraction? Do the kids know whodunnit, or is there more to it?

There was a lot of attention to detail as various crimes are front and center in this small town in Missouri. When Jack, a detective, is told that he takes too much time to solve cases and pays too much attention to detail, he continues doing what he does best—solving crimes so the convictions will stand up in court. He has compassion and kindness as he deals with the kids in the story and others who have had crimes committed against them. There is a good flow to the story and many layers to it.

Jack was a likable character, and I enjoyed his interactions throughout. He had a good rapport with those he worked with, even if they thought he should sometimes let a case go. I also enjoyed the different activities Jack attended to be a part of the community and to further a potential love interest. We get to know the town a little at a time, including its layout, parks, and small businesses. There were vivid descriptions that made me feel like I was there. I liked the titles for each chapter, which hinted at what was to come. There was nice closure, and I look forward to being back in Summerville to see what happens next.

Mr. Douglass is a new-to-me author, and I look forward to reading more of his books. His writing hooked me in and kept me guessing when the various cases would be solved.

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About The Author

Robert has an AAS in Microsoft Networking Technology from Glendale Community College and is a Microsoft Certified Professional.

He likes reading, writing, and exploring natural wonders. His favorite pastime is telling tall stories around the campfire.

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JoAnne Weiss
JoAnne Weiss
JoAnne Weiss, nee Montalbano, was born and raised in NYC until moving to CT with her family when she was 16 and she's never left. Married for 39 years with one grown son, she works in an elementary school office where she's been since it opened in 2003. Prior to that, she was an accountant in several corporations before becoming a stay at home mom for 12 years. JoAnne enjoys reading, traveling, spending time with her family, and extended family as well as with friends. She enjoys cooking and rarely uses a recipe the way it was intended but instead uses them and cooking shows to give her new ideas and suggestions. JoAnne has a huge bucket list of places she'd like to visit but has been lucky enough to travel to England, Italy, the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada, and many states in the U.S. including Hawaii, California, Nevada, Arizona, and Maine among others. Some of JoAnne's favorite genres include contemporary romance, chick-lit, romantic suspense, and historical romances including regency and those set in the west. JoAnne is on several author's street teams and enjoys interacting with many of them on Facebook as well as reading their newsletters. She has been lucky enough to meet some of her favorite authors among them Susan Mallery, Debbie Macomber, Nora Roberts, Meg Tilly, Beatriz Williams, and Marie Bostwick. JoAnne took a road trip with her sister last fall and visited Nora Roberts' bookstore in Boonsboro, Maryland for an authors' signing. She hopes to do more of this in the future. JoAnne leaves reviews for all books she reads on Goodreads and her reviews can be found at https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/5001736?ref=nav_mybooks JoAnne currently reviews for two sites - NovelsAlive.com and RomanceJunkies.com Previously she reviewed for Romancing-the-Book.com which has since closed. Payment is in the form of receiving free books to read and review. Her mantra is too many books and not enough time!

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4-STAR REVIEW: THE LITTLE TOWN OF SUMMERVILLE by R. T. DouglassMr. Douglass is a new-to-me author, and I look forward to reading more of his books. His writing hooked me in and kept me guessing when the various cases would be solved.