Title: Trouble At The Red Pueblo
Author: Liz Adair
Stars: 4 out of 5
A cozy mystery that involves fraud and murder. The main character, Spider Latham, was real life and believable. The story-line followed a logical course with only a few red herring thrown into the pool. I felt I could relate to both the main character and the methodology he utilized in resolving both the fraud and murder. Both of which are essential to enjoying a well written story.
I have given this book a four star rating and would recommend it if you enjoy logical mysteries.
I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.
Thank you Frank.
When Deputy Sheriff turned private investigator Spider Latham is sent to help the Red Pueblo Museum, he doesn’t suspect it will cause a rift between his wife, Laurie, and himself.
Museum Director Martin Taylor is desperate, and his son Matt is angry. Some unknown person is bent on destroying the museum financially and is about to succeed. Things turn violent. It ends with someone’s skull bashed in with an Anasazi ax, and everyone has motive for the murder.
Can Spider untangle the web of secrecy and lies surrounding the museum before the Taylors lose it all? And in the process, can he save his own marriage?
About The Author:
A native of New Mexico and mother of seven, Liz Adair lives in southern Utah with Derrill, her husband of 50 years.
A late bloomer, Liz published her first mystery (The Lodger) just as AARP started sending invitations to join. After writing three in the Spider Latham series, Liz moved into romantic suspense with The Mist of Quarry Harbor.
Liz took a break from suspense to write Counting the Cost, a novel based on family history. The book won the 2009 Whitney Award and was a finalist for the Willa Award and Arizona Publisher Association's Glyph Award.
Liz returned to romantic suspense with Cold River and feels writing in that genre doing so is a service project. "I remember when I was a young mother with all those kids and a slender budget," she says. "I was so grateful for books that let me go places and meet people who carried on adult conversations That's what I want to write--cheap vacations."
Liz moved from Northwest Washington to Kanab, Utah in 2012--she had gone to high school there--and something about living in the high desert again made her decide to bring Spider Latham back and set the mystery in Kanab. Both experiences--returning to Kanab and bringing back Spider--were like coming home. "Look for more in the Spider Latham series," she says