Saturday, March 5, 2016

Deadly Readings by Laura Bradford

I recently finished reading the eBook version of Deadly Readings by Laura Bradford. Deadly Readings is a cozy mystery novel approximately 172 pages in length and is also the first novel in the Jenkins & Burns Mystery Series.

As many of you may know from previous posts, I enjoy reading cozy mystery novels. I also really enjoy discovery new to me authors and new mystery series... And Laura Bradford is a new to me author for sure.

So, what did I think of Deadly Readings by Laura Bradford? I enjoyed Laura Bradford's writing style and storytelling. I liked the setting for this mystery novel, which is a quaint, coastal town in New Jersey. I liked the leading characters, police detective, Mitch Burns & journalist, Elise Jenkins, a lot. I liked that it wasn't obvious who the killer was until closer to the end of the novel, but there were plenty of suspects to choose from in this novel. I felt that this novel was a good overall read and a good start to a new mystery series.

The following is a summary for Deadly Readings by Laura Bradford from Amazon:
The first book in Laura Bradford’s debut Jenkins & Burns mystery series!

The Jersey Shore has always been known for warm sand, lively boardwalks, and the promise of carefree summer days. This season the small scenic town of Ocean Point, New Jersey, is not nearly as carefree as tourists would hope. The discovery of the body of a young woman is the first in a string of seemingly random and senseless murders, murders connected only by a warning from the same boardwalk fortune-teller.

It’s a crisis that puts local detective Mitch Burns on edge, and his job in jeopardy. It’s up to him to solve the crimes and protect the livelihood of the town, a livelihood that relies almost entirely on tourists. With the help of newly hired local reporter Elise Jenkins, the two step out to discover who the killer is, before another body is found.

This book was originally published under the title Jury of One.
I am giving Deadly Readings by Laura Bradford a rating of 4 stars out of 5 stars.

Until my next post, happy reading!!

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