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Publisher: AmErica House
Release Date: 2002
ISBN: 1588518930
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Genre: Mystery
Reviewer: Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Reviewer Notes: Carolyn Howard-Johnson is the author of This is the Place and Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered

Righteous Revenge
By Beverly J. Scott

Sex, Mayhem and Mystery

First-time Author Writes Fast-moving Novel
For Today's Mystery Lover

     Righteous Revenge seems pertinent in today's world. Sure, it is a fast-moving mystery that will keep the reader turning the pages to its satisfying conclusion. It also has immediacy for the present day when we know that just about anything can happen to the guy next door, or to us.

    Although it doesn't feel as if Scott ever minces words, this book also contains a valuable review for our time as well. There are gentle reminders (so gentle a reader might not notice) that "forgiveness" and "acceptance" are words every bit as mighty as "revenge."
I had a bit of trouble getting into the book; I feared that the protagonist of "Righteous" was going to be a little well, er, righteous for my taste but she turned out to be intrepid in the face of unspeakable disasters. She also became more self-aware as I turned the pages.

     This first novel demands that its readers be on the lookout for another and then another.

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