The CANTALOUPE THIEF – Deb Richardson-Moore

The Canteloupe ThiefIt is the tenth anniversary of the town of Grambling’s only unsolved murder, the death by stabbing of wealthy matriarch Alberta Grambling Resnick, after she let it be known that she intended changing her will. Journalist Branigan Powers is tasked with stirring up the ashes to see if there are any warm embers left, when she hears of a vagrant living in the woman’s pool house. She sets out to re-interview the family members, the most likely possibilities. Her attention is distracted by the hit-and-run death of a homeless man. Her twin brother, a long time drug addict, might be a help in getting the naturally reticent homeless community to open up. However, as she probes, the deathcount mounts…

Deb Richardson-Moore, as a former journalist who has worked among the unseen and ignored community, knows what she is talking about. She writes with sympathy and understanding that opens our eyes to the existence of these once fellow humans with hopes and fears like our own who have slid down the slippery slope to despair and desolation. Wrong choices, financial implosions, the solace of drugs and booze and the clutches of addiction.

There but for the grace…

Deb Richardson-Moore

Deb Richardson-Moore

This was an enjoyable read with a list of possible perps and a gripping trail of twists that promises a successful and satisfying who-dunnit.

 

This honest review comes from material sent from LION HUDSON PLC,|  WILKINSON HOUSE, JORDAN HILL ROAD, OXFORD, OX2 8DR    WWW.LIONHUDSON.COM  

 

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Writer of thriller novels. 4 Published: 'Purgatory Road', 'The Barros Pawns', and the Detective Dice Modise Series:'Hunter's Venom' and 'Medicinal Purposed Only', all from Southern Africa.
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