Mr. Zurl tries to give the characters from the south a southern accent. What he ends up with is an insult to everyone from the south. The vast majority of southerners do not talk like he has written. Not even in LA. That’s Lower Alabama. Sweet tea here, sweet tea there. You are in the south so tea is sweet, sweet tea is redundant. One of the most glaring errors is in his use of y'all. You never, never use y'all for one person and no true southerner would. We don't even use it for two people.
My copy of this book was free and even this was too much. The story Mr. Zurl is telling is good. In fact, I would have given this book five stars if it wasn't for the truly sad and pathetic way the southern accent is portrayed.
A who dun it with a small town police force and a wealthy family at the center. Since living with a police officer, I have found myself enjoying these who dun its that have a strong police presence even more so. The story begins where you are introduced to this man and wife, the man is more than despicable and she is living with him just as he is. In the next moment, the reader meets a retired police officer who has been enjoying retirement in a small TN town where life is the exact opposite from his police days in New York City. After scandal hits the Chief of police, Sam Jenkins decides that he needs to come out of retirement to keep his new hometown safe.
Filled with twists and turns, this who dun it had a great recipe of murder, deceit and lots of family history. As my mom always says she hates it when the person who ends up being the killer is nowhere in the book until the very end, not so with this one. Although, I may have been on a different path, the killer was in the book the entire time. I was happily surprised as to how all the clues came together and even with the twist of an ending.
A perfect who dun it to curl up with in these winter months and take a journey with these characters to find out who really had the best motive to kill our less than honorable victim. I would even recommend this to the men folk as the police aspect makes it an appealing read.