Redneck’s Revenge, Joan Livingston

Rednecks Revenge

Redneck’s Revenge

Her next case. She’s in it for good.

 

Isabel Long is in a funk months after solving her first case. Her relationship with the Rooster Bar’s owner is over. Then the cops say she must work for a licensed P.I. before working solo.

 

Encouraged by her ‘Watson’ — her 92-year-old mother  — Isabel snaps out of it by hooking up with a P.I. and finding a new case.

 

The official ruling is Chet Waters, an ornery so-and-so, was passed out when his house caught fire. His daughter, who inherited the junkyard, believes he was murdered. Topping the list of suspects are dangerous drug-dealing brothers, a rival junkyard owner, and an ex-husband.

Could the man’s death simply be a case of redneck’s revenge? Isabel is about to find out.

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Author Bio –

Joan Livingston is the author of novels for adult and young readers. Redneck’s Revenge, published by Crooked Cat Books, is the second in the mystery series featuring Isabel Long, a long-time journalist who becomes an amateur P.I. The first is Chasing the Case.

 

An award-winning journalist, she started as a reporter covering the hilltowns of Western Massachusetts. She was an editor, columnist, and most recently the managing editor of The Taos News, which won numerous state and national awards during her tenure.

 

After eleven years in Northern New Mexico, Joan returned to rural Western Massachusetts, which is the setting of much of her adult fiction, including the Isabel Long series.

Social Media Links –

Website: www.joanlivingston.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/JoanLivingstonAuthor/

Twitter: @joanlivingston 

Instagram: www.Instagram.com/JoanLivingston_Author

Goodreads: www.Goodreads.com/Joan_Livingston

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My review,

Joan and I are both published through Crooked Cat Books so I jumped at the chance to review this novel.  This is the second novel in the Isabel Long mystery series and I have now read both, and although I’d recommend you read the first one in the series before this one, I don’t think its absolutely necessary. Livingston has done a great job of making this book work as a standalone but its a strong atmospheric series, so why wouldn’t you?

This is an enjoyable mystery that’s well plotted. Livingston is not a new writer and is also an award-winning journalist. This shows in the tight style of the book and it feels well edited.  It is confidently written, fast-paced and full of twists.  What I personally enjoyed most was the trip to a small town in Massachusetts and that hooked me in from the first page. There’s also an enjoyable dash of romance. It’s well worth a read if you’re looking for something a bit different.

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