Monday, February 11, 2008

MURDER FOR HIRE: The Peruvian Pigeon review

It's been three weeks since I hosted Dana Fredsti's blog tour and just two weeks since I received my copy of the book. I didn't get to start reading right away but I did finally get to read her book. I must say for someone who has never read The Maltese Falcon, I found that the story came across quite well. I could tell from reading that it was a spoof and that references were made to the movie and even parts of the book.

I was so engrossed in the humor and writing that I forgot a murder had taken place at the very beginning of the story. I think I was about a fourth of the way into the book before I thought to myself that there should have been a murder by now (and yes, had one of those Duh! moments).

The humor and interaction of the characters was spot on. Even though there were several characters at any given moment to keep track of, I never got them confused.

The first murder happened and then I was drawn into the story that when a second murder happened, I was kind of shocked (in a good way). Ms. Fredsti definitely has a way of surprising the reader and yet keep the story light-hearted and entertaining.

If you are a fan of The Maltese Falcon and would like a fun read, I suggest you pick up a copy of MURDER FOR HIRE: The Peruvian Pigeon today.

I look forward to the next MURDER FOR HIRE story to come out.

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