Mystery & Suspense Press/iUniverse.com
Reviewed: Trade Paperback
it at Amazon
Beverly J. Rowe
One of a proposed series
Author Bio, etc. www.billstackhouse.com/
By Bill Stackhouse
A has-been in her
late 20's, six-one, and one-hundred-seventy-eight pound Caitlin
O'Rourke is on medical retirement from pro volleyball. She's not
happy with the situation, but decides to buy an Irish Pub as a family
enterprise, with her bother, Seamus, and sister-in-law Mary Grace
as operators, and an upstairs apartment for Kate to call home. Kate
and her police officer brother, Patrick, are silent partners. Kate
ends up in a donnybrook with a revulsive and inebriated customer
one night that sets the stage for the murder of a lady that Kate
is babysitting a few days later.
Stackhouse has come
up with a wonderful cast of likable characters, and some really
obnoxious bad guys. The plot is fast-paced and exciting, with Kate
as the witty narrator who is constantly in trouble, with her head
generally taking the brunt of the confrontations and her nose becoming
more prominent with each blow.
Then a former romantic
interest, the handsome now-divorced, Chris Panacopoulos comes home.
Then... Well I don't want to be a spoiler...
The plot takes several
unexpected twists, and the surprise ending is hair-raising.
Bill gets better with each new novel. I can't wait for the next
book in the series. I think Kate is going to be one of my favorite