Thursday, January 25, 2018

Book Review: 'Savannah Sleuth' by Alan Chaput

South Carolina author Alan Chaput pens Southern mysteries. His debut published novel is SAVANNAH SLEUTH – Book 1 in his VIGILANTES FOR JUSTICE series.

Alan has a propensity for the South – the weather, the heat, the charm, the dark secrets, the wealth – and blends these all into a highly successful suspense thriller. As Alan states in his synopsis - ’Though born to heirloom pearls, designer dresses and lush garden parties, Savannah social icon Patricia Falcon and three of her closest friends – Judy, Meredith and Alisa - spend their days in Savannah's dark side rescuing abused women. Patricia's wealthy mother Henrietta, a prominent philanthropist, drops dead, and the police are baffled by her untimely death. Patricia recruits her three friends to help her investigate what she believes is murder.’

The tale takes us through the intricacies of Savannah but also transports us to Paris (Patricia’s husband Trey insists the girls escape harm’s way as the crime and peculiar deaths and odd events arise). But the focus is on Patricia’s quartet of friends as they turn their complex lives into sleuths to resolve the mysteries.

Flavor, sparkling conversation, and propulsive mystery unraveling make this a very fine debut for what seems to be an important new thriller author! Grady Harp, January 18
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.

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