This is a really good book, after following his girlfriend, Rachel Prince through her cruise adventures. I always wondered why her Carlos was at home and only mentioned on occasion. This puts it all together and was a really good read! So happy the author wrote about Carlos and his family. Really good murder mystery too and good character writing. (I rarely give 5 stars, but it’s a high 4!)
This is the first in the Carlos Jacobi book series by Dawn Brookes. Ms. Brookes continues to write with the same smooth flowing style, researched facts and strong story lines, and incorporating a keen sense of humor to break the tension at just the right time. However, instead of being set on a cruise ship as in her Rachel Prince book series, Carlos Jacobi is a PI who, with his 3-uear old English Springer Spaniel, Lady, is drawn into a murder mystery while on vacation visiting his sister and brother-in-law Derbyshire, a county in Central England. One murder turns into two and Carlos, with his friend, Detective Sergeant Fiona Cook, are challenged with many possible suspects. The twists in the story kept me reading and trying to guess the real killer.
I found the characters to be very believable and easy to love...or not! Ms. Brookes finds the words and descriptions to make them dimensional, with human flaws and strengths. I recommend this book to those who enjoy a cozy mystery that will keep you guessing to the end.
Intriguing mystery with many twists and turns. I recommend this book to anyone who loves a investigating mystery. Worth the reading.
A good book from cover to cover
This author has a pleasant writing style and there is nothing wrong with her very nice characters. I feel as if I am reading a book that is written for a younger reader though. There is nothing wrong with that - I loved my Nancy Drew books. I jumped from Nancy to Scarlett and never went back. Cozy reads are definitely hit or miss with me. This is a miss - as was the cruise ship series that I tried very hard to like.
I got my first introduction to Carlos in Rachel's cruise series. He was likeable then but now on his own he came across as very bright and caring. Carlos was simply visiting his sister and brother in law for the holidays and found himself working a murder for their neighbor! I don't want to give to much away because the book is so good you will love it!
Like this spin off of the cruise ship series.
A very believable mystery story. Very well written. I found this book difficult to put down. Looking forward to the authors next book.