Review – Hog Insane by Carole Brown

HogInsaneCentered1(1)Hog Insane

A Denton and Alex Davies Mystery

by Carole Brown

Book Description:  Award winning fiction author, Carole Brown, offers mystery readers a new suspense driven cozy series featuring Denton and Alex Davies. Brown’s writing is full of turns and twists. Her ability to build suspense has been likened to the early works of James Patterson.

With the Mountain Mist Campground at Pigeon Forge as their final destination, the Davies couple load up their RV and eagerly head for the Smokey Mountains.

Newly retired, Denton hopes to use this trip to rekindle the dwindling flame of his marriage. In spite of her protests, he is sure his wife looks forward to the rest and relaxation as much as he does.

They barely arrive at their destination when a risk-taking motorcyclist speeds past them, followed by a careening sports car. Reminding Denton of his nephew’s fatal tangle ten years earlier. With the bike Denton taught him to ride.

Things continue to go south the rest of the evening, culminating when Denton finds a body sprawled in the brush beside the path to their cabin. A man’s booted feet are toe down, as if they’d dug into the ground. And with biker gloves on his hands, indication is Denton may have seen this man earlier in the day.

Squatting beside him, Denton presses two fingers alongside the man’s neck. No pulse. But Denton knew there wouldn’t be. The bullet hole in the victim’s head says it all. Denton has a job to do and a mystery to solve.

My Review:  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥

Denton and Alex Davies are a middle-aged couple that have decided to retire early and go traveling from place to place. They also love reading murder mysteries. This couple is a lot of fun with their banter back and forth and their amateur sleuthing.

The Davies don’t plan to solve murder mysteries, but when a man is murdered in their campground and they find the body, they can’t help but to try to put all the pieces together, especially when clues keep coming their way. I really enjoyed this couple. It reminded me of Miss Maple in Agatha Christie novels except the fact that this was a married couple made it even more enjoyable.

This is a cozy mystery that is fun to try to solve. If you like light-hearted cozy mysteries, I would highly recommend it. Although if you like grittier mysteries that are very challenging to solve, you might not enjoy this as much. I solved it half way through, but I like challenging suspense mysteries. That’s the only reason I gave it 4 out of 5 hearts. Overall a great story.

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About Tamera Lynn Kraft

Tamera Lynn Kraft has always loved adventures and writes Christian historical fiction set in America because there are so many adventures in American history. She is married to the love of her life, has two grown children, and lives in Akron, Ohio. Soldier’s Heart and A Christmas Promise are two of her historical novellas that have been published. She has received 2nd place in the NOCW contest, 3rd place TARA writer’s contest, and is a finalist in the Frasier Writing Contest.

4 thoughts on “Review – Hog Insane by Carole Brown

  1. Thanks for the review, Tamera. Coming from a suspense buff like you, it’s a great review! Lol. Sincerely, I appreciate you taking the time to read it. I know you don’t have much to do! 🙂 Snicker. Have a good day!

  2. You’re welcome, Carole. Although I tend to find cozy mysteries a little tame for my taste, I really liked this one. Devon and Alex and their interactions with each other are a hoot. Great job.

    • Thanks again, Tamera. I’m glad you enjoyed it. It was a time trying to find the right voice for it, 🙂 I’m more hooked on cozies than I use to be, but I still love strong suspenses too! Best to you!

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