Summary

I enjoyed Something Deadly on Desert Drive very much. If the reader wants to escape reality for a little while, try this book. It will do the trick.  

5-STAR REVIEW: SOMETHING DEADLY ON DESERT DRIVE by Kris Bock

About The Book

The Accidental Detective: Book 2
Publication Date: June 21, 2022

Starting over at fifty might be hard, but it shouldn’t be deadly…

Still recovering from an injury that might have permanently derailed her career as an international war correspondent, Kate Tessler is living in her childhood bedroom and pondering her second act when another case lands in her lap. Kate’s father and his coffee group are worried. Their friend Larry married a younger woman who now insists he has dementia and won’t let any of his friends visit. They’re convinced that Larry’s wife and her two adult, dead-beat kids are out to steal his money. Can Kate help?

Soon Kate and her unusual gang of sidekicks are unofficially, officially investigating. But before they can dig out the truth, a murder raises the stakes. Now they need to prove Larry is both mentally competent and not a killer. They’ll have to find the real murderer—without risking their own lives in the process.

The Review

Something Deadly on Desert Drive by Kris Bock is a cozy mystery, which is fast becoming my new favorite genre, next to romance. I like the little bit of romance that was thrown into the story. I thought that was a nice touch. It made me root for the female protagonist Kate.

I liked Kate. She’s smart and savvy. She thinks fast on her feet and doesn’t shy away from learning the truth and being as impartial as she can. Kate also had a solid sense of justice evident throughout the book. However, it wasn’t preachy, it was very well balanced, and I was very well entertained from the first page to “the end.”

I loved all of the secondary characters that made up the book. They made me laugh. I loved how they took charge and helped Kate solve the mystery.

I liked that no one decided to go half-cocked, do something stupid, and get themselves into trouble. I hate when characters do that. They’re told not to do something, and they go ahead and do it anyway, and then they need to be saved. Don’t do something stupid. Please.

I enjoyed Something Deadly on Desert Drive very much. If the reader wants to escape reality for a little while, try this book. It will do the trick.  

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About The Author

Kris Bock writes novels of mystery, suspense, and romance, many with outdoor adventures and Southwestern landscapes. Get a free Accidental Detective short story and bonus material when you sign up for her newsletter. You’ll also get a free 30-page sweet romance set in the world of the Furrever Friends cat café and a printable copy of the recipes mentioned in the cat café novels

Kris is also writing a series with her brother, scriptwriter Douglas J Eboch, who wrote the original screenplay for the movie Sweet Home Alabama. Follow the crazy antics of Melanie, Jake, and their friends a decade before the events of the movie. Sign up for our romantic comedy newsletter and get Felony Melanie Destroys the Moonshiner’s Cabin.

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Lori Van Buren
Lori Van Buren
I’ve reviewed before for the now closed Romancing the Book. I love reading whether it’s an ebook or a good old-fashioned book book. The smell of a book is such a nice smell. I work with handicapped adults in my real life and I live in New York State.

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5-STAR REVIEW: SOMETHING DEADLY ON DESERT DRIVE by Kris BockI enjoyed Something Deadly on Desert Drive very much. If the reader wants to escape reality for a little while, try this book. It will do the trick.