Series: Delta Detectives

Last Words by Stacy Green

Posted April 30, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Last Words by Stacy GreenLast Words by Stacy Green
Series: Delta Detectives #4
Published by Twisted Minds Press on March 8, 2015
Genres: Mystery
Pages: 98
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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five-stars

A teenaged girl’s tragic death appears to be an accident until Criminal Investigator Cage Foster discovers evidence of a hit and run.

Cage’s investigation reveals more than one person might have wanted the young girl dead. As Cage navigates through the web of lies and anger, a break finally comes. But just as Cage is ready to set a trap for a killer, his world is turned upside down.

With his unborn daughter’s life hanging in the balance, Cage must decide between his family and finding justice for an innocent victim.

 

Icon MURDER MYSTERYicon well written
 

These short stories centered around Cage and the other members of his law enforcement team are really working for me.

 

Criminal Investigator Cage Foster is called to an accident scene that looks suspiciously like the victim might have had some help getting killed. His fiancée, Dani, is close to term with a complicated pregnancy so he’s stretched pretty thin.

 

This case was tragic because the victim was a teenager. The investigation proceeded rapidly as Cage has become adept at sifting through clues and using the resources around him. However, even he was caught off guard by a serious twist near the end. And, Dani’s pregnancy comes to a close!

 

As with the other stories in the series, this one is skillfully crafted. The procedural is well done, the characterizations set up deftly and the mystery really interesting. I’m loving the experience of settling in to a story with characters I’ve come to like intensely, deducing the case and finishing in a couple of hours. And, it manages to address some serious social issues along the way. Well done.

About Stacy Green

Stacy Green writes psychological suspense with a dash of romance. The first book in Stacy’s Delta Crossroads Trilogy, TIN GOD, was a finalist in The Kindle Book Review Best Books of 2013 for Mystery/Suspense.

Born in Indiana and raised in Iowa, Stacy earned degrees in journalism and sociology from Drake University.

After a successful advertising career, Stacy became a proud stay-at-home mom to her miracle child. Now a full-time author, Stacy juggles her time between her demanding characters and supportive family.

She loves reading, cooking, and the occasional gardening excursion. Stacy lives in Marion, Iowa with her husband Rob, their daughter Grace, and the family’s three obnoxious but lovable canine children.


Anatomy of a Serial Rapist! Night Terror by Stacy Greene

Anatomy of a Serial Rapist! Night Terror by Stacy Greene

Posted April 9, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 4 Comments

  There’s a serial rapist on the loose but the victims aren’t fitting into traditional patterns. It’s a reflection of changing demographics and attitudes of the younger generations. But, Criminal Investigator Cage Foster is up against a police department in an adjacent county and they’re not motivated to pursue their case.   The procedural’s the thing in this story, with Cage doing some excellent investigative work in a not-so-friendly environment. Territorial and racial issues abound within law enforcement and the community, creating even more obstacles. The story is well paced and I liked learning more about the new medical examiner and the politics of her appointment.   Another excellent story in the series that manages to skillfully weave a number of social themes with the […]


But Cage Gets it Right! Dead Wrong by Stacy Green

But Cage Gets it Right! Dead Wrong by Stacy Green

Posted March 24, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

These short stories simply rock! Criminal Investigator Cage Foster finds himself in deep conflict when his mother, who’s suffering from Alzheimer’s, is found bloodied and wandering the streets. The problem is the blood’s not hers and when the body of a dead woman is found nearby, Lorelei Foster becomes the prime suspect. Cage’s cop instincts tell him all is not what it seems as he navigates from the sidelines. The story moves rapidly but doesn’t sacrifice the strong plot or characterizations. It was fun following the procedural aspects, which helped me make the right deductions. I’m loving these short stories, written nimbly around my favorite characters. They’re incredibly interesting and I read this in one sitting…didn’t want to put the book down.


Cage is Back! Living Victim by Stacy Green

Cage is Back! Living Victim by Stacy Green

Posted February 10, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 7 Comments

  In the past, I never expected much from novellas for a variety of reasons. But lately, I’ve changed my attitude and this one is a great reason why. This story reads like a full-length novel, partly because we already know most of the main characters. Cage Foster is now a Criminal Investigator who gets a call to investigate what appears to be a death due to natural causes that quickly changes to something more sinister. The investigation is fast-paced and gnarly, just how I like it. Cage also has to contend with his pregnant fiancée who becomes ill while he is working almost around the clock to not only solve the case but possibly rescue an abducted teen. It was pretty exciting with an interesting […]