June 22, 2015

Book Review: The Obituary by Ron Franscell

Title: The Obituary
Author: Ron Franscell
Series: Jefferson Morgan Mysteries, #2
Genre: Crime Fiction
Publisher: WildBlue Press
Release Date: May 15, 2015
Source: Contest Win
Reviewer: Kat

Book Summary

When a world-renowned forensic anthropologist journeys to Winchester, Wyoming, to examine the long-dead remains of a woman who claimed to be Etta Place — the Old West’s most mysterious and legendary female outlaw — he’s not expecting to find a man’s headless corpse in her crypt. The grisly discovery plunges him and Jefferson Morgan — the editor of the weekly Winchester Bullet — into a shadowy and deadly world of satellite-savvy highway pirates, rural meth labs, computer hackers and old-fashioned corruption. And they might not survive the fall. 

In this sequel to his dynamic first novel, THE DEADLINE, bestselling author Franscell takes readers on another wild ride with protagonist Jefferson Morgan.

My Thoughts

Wonderful read! A beautifully written mystery, full of small-town charm that I can well appreciate, exciting twists and compelling characters.  

I loved how easily the author kindled investment in the lives and happenings of these fictional characters. Although it started off a tiny bit slow for me, it felt like one minute I was at 25% and then I looked again and it was 86%. The storyline seriously ramped up at that point. Enough that I actually uttered aloud "WHOA!" - totally forgetting where I was and that no-one else knew what all the excitement was about. Once that happened it was pretty much impossible to put down.  

Even though this is the second in the series, I believe it can be read as a stand-alone. I didn't read the first one and didn't find I was lost at all. That said, I will be adding the first one in the series to my To-Be-Read list/mountain and following the author's future work. 

Happy reading!!

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