The Case of the Murderous Mermaid and Other Stories By Andrew MacRae ISBN# 9781611876017
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Sammy
“The Case of the Murderous Mermaid” – Did beautiful mermaid Miranda murder her employer?
“The Case of the Villainous Vaudevillian” – Who killed Raymond Rice, dastardly star of The Perils of Polly Pure?
“The Case of the Silver Suspect” – A mysterious man, covered in silver, is found murdered.
A trio of whimsical stories of murder most foul featuring the detective team of Ferguson and Stone. (Goodreads)
These three stories are written well. I have to be honest the first story was full of cliches and doesn’t warrant the 4 star rating, because of them.
I’ll paraphrase, the husband is cheating with a young women working for him, the wife knows, the wife is a bitch and mean, so why shouldn’t he find happiness with a younger women….I will say that the author does take the time to show the mean wife’s point of view where, the oh so poor husband has not been keeping up his end of the bargain, workwise etc…
However, the writing and the main characters make up for that story in the other tales.
Again, great writing, nice flow, I can see these characters in a full length book, but would hope to see Stone as the lead detective, he definitely has an eye and intuitiveness for it.
I highly recommend this book for people who like fast interesting mystery reads with awesome main characters. YA to adult.