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15 Jul

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Murder on the Mother Road
by Glenn Nilson

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Murder on the Mother Road:
A Bobby Navarro Mystery

Male Sleuth Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Creekside Publishing (March 15, 2016)
Paperback: 318 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0997234916
ASIN: B01CQ4SUHM

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.

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FTC Disclosure:  I received a free e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

My thoughts: 

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.

This tour just started yesterday. Be sure to check out the tour page for a chance to win a print or e-copy of Murder on Route 66.

Visit the other stops on the tour for a chance to learn more about the author and his character.

Tour Participants

July 14 – A Blue Million Books – INTERVIEW

July 15 – Booklady’s Booknotes – REVIEW

July 16 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! – SPOTLIGHT

July 17 – My Funny View of Life – REVIEW

July 18 – Island Confidential – GUEST POST

July 19 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW

July 20 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW

July 21 – Texas Book-aholic – REVIEW

July 22 – Lori’s Reading Corner – GUEST POST

July 23 – Back Porchervations – SPOTLIGHT

July 24 – deal sharing aunt – SPOTLIGHT

July 25 – I Read What You Write – REVIEW, INTERVIEW

July 26 – Brooke Blogs – REVIEW – BOOK 1

July 27 – Brooke Blogs – REVIEW – BOOK 2 – INTERVIEW

 

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3 Comments

Posted by on July 15, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

3 responses to “Great Escapes

  1. Joanna Slan

    July 16, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Great to see Glenn here. I’m excited to hear about his latest book! Sounds like a winner.

     
  2. drkatecollier

    July 16, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Sounds like Bobby and his Harley are on the road to success in the mystery community! Whoo hoot!

     

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