Quick Walk to Murder: The Second Jessie Murphy Mystery
CreateSpace, 2015 (2015)
Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth
uick Walk to Murder
by jd daniels takes place in a '
funky Southwest Florida fishing village
'. Jessie Murphy, an artist from Cambridge, Massachusetts, solved a murder the previous year and the residents of the tiny village want her to solve the murder of one of their own – the son of one of the crab fisher folk.
eluctant at first, she soon joins two locals as they investigate the murder of a fine young man. Jessie discovers hidden relationships between the victim and his peers. There is no dearth of suspects. First, a local crab fisherman who had hired the young man, followed by the victim's girlfriend, as well as her doting brother, a college roommate, a psychic, the dead man's own mother, and two strangers with badges.
essie is the type who, once a job is started, must see it to the end. Even when her own life is in jeopardy. And it surely is. The plot moves along with alacrity as we, as readers, want to call out to her to be careful. Things may not be as they seem. I did not even come close to solving who the murderer could be.
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