A Chase Dagger Mystery
By Lee Driver
Full Moon Publishing  - Nov. 1999
ISBN:  0966602110  - Hardcover
Mystery / PI - Detective / Paranormal

Reviewed by: Pam Stone, MyShelf.Com
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 THE GOOD DIE TWICE is the first in a planned Chase Dagger series.

Chase Dagger has sent his assistant Sara on a stakeout, and she witnesses a murder but by the time that she gets back with Chase there is no evidence of a murder. Chase knows Sara well enough to know that if she said she saw it, it really happened, so they look around and in the fireplace under a log they find a single earring.

Chase is invited to a party the next evening and the party is given by the rich and powerful Robert Tyler, the father of Shelia Tyler, Chases former fiancé, who now refuses to take “no” for an answer and believes that Chase wants no part of her, but Chase decides to go anyway and take Sara as his date. Once there, Sara sees a picture of the blond that she saw murdered just forty-one hours before. When she and Chase start asking around they find out that the blond is Rachel Tyler and she went missing five years earlier when she was thought to have fell overboard.  Robert Tyler hires Dagger Investigations to look into his wife's disappearance. Dagger and Sara decide not to tell Robert Tyler what Sara had witnessed the day before.

This is a very well spun mystery that has more twists and turns than a roller coaster. Just when you think that you have it all figured out, boom! there goes another bomb off. There are so many great characters in this book. My favorite two are Einstein, a bright red Macaw who has some very colorful language, and he repeats what ever he hears. Einstein loves to sing at the mailman " Mr. Postman Please Mr. Postman ", and then there is Sara, a very special young lady who is Native American and was home schooled by her grand mother Ada Kills Bull. Sara has the talent to "shape-shift " and, according to Native Mythology, it means to shift between human and animal forms, Sara could change into a hawk or gray wolf, allowing Sara to be undercover, up close, and not be noticed. 

Be prepared for when you start reading this book. You will not be able to put it down. I couldn't.

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