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.