Murder on the Mother Road
by Glenn Nilson
Murder on the Mother Road:
A Bobby Navarro Mystery
Male Sleuth Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Creekside Publishing (March 15, 2016)
Paperback: 318 pages
Goodreads Summary: Bobby Navarro rides his Harley into another adventure when he discovers the body of a young woman in the trunk of a parked car in Williams, Arizona, on old Route 66.
Who would leave a car, with a body in it, parked on the main street of town? And, who told the police Bobby had been the driver of the car, because they soon take him to the police station to conduct an “interview”.
Then, to make matters worse, Bobby realizes one of the police officers is a woman he had a crush on in high school. And, that’s just his first night in town. Next morning, Bobby has breakfast at a local diner, where everyone is talking about the murder and the arrest of one of the diner’s cooks. The staff don’t think the suspect is guilty of the crime, and one of the locals, Daryl King, lets slip to Bobby that he knows who the guilty party really is. Trouble is, Daryl won’t tell the police whatever it is he knows. In fact, Daryl has trouble talking with anyone. The fact that he made an exception in Bobby’s case, leads to Bobby agreeing to work with the police to find out if Daryl does know who the killer is. Bobby’s part in the investigation takes him to the Holiness Pentecostal Church of the Brethren, a church run by an ex-biker and two of his former gang members. There, he discovers a host of suspects, leaving Bobby to wonder whether he will have to “get religion” in order to help solve this Murder on the Mother Road.
FTC Disclosure: I received a free e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book is a bit of a departure for me. I read a wide variety of genres – a little bit of everything. I do love mysteries, but I tend to stick cozy mysteries such as those written by Ellery Adams or Avery Aames with a few police/detective proceedurals like The Women’s Murder Club by James Patterson or The Alphabet Series by Sue Grafton. The Bobby Navaro Mysteries fall somewhere in between those. And to be honest, when I first started reading, I was a bit uneasy. But, all that was forgotten before I finished the first few pages. The next thing I knew Gilson had sucked me into the story and I have now added another character I want to keep my eye on.
Maybe it was the Harley (my husband rides one), more likely it was simply Bobby Navaro. He is just a solid good character. Somehow I felt as though I had known him for years. I immediately felt as though he were a character to be trusted. That combined with an engaging mystery had me hooked until the end. And now that I’ve read this book, I want to go back and read Murder on Route 66. I love it when I find a new series to enjoy and this has the added bonus of being one that expands my mystery genre reading. Even better I have a long list of people I will be recommending this series too.
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