Here’s the first:
“I don’t have a clue about the other reviews and what book they read.
A city so remote that it is not reachable during the winter. A historical period of the flintlock pistol, a King, horse driven carriages, oil lamps, etc. This is a perfect scenario for the murder of an outsider to go unsolved. That may have happened except that a lone novice junior female detective is sent on a week long journey from the capital to solve the case.
This is a rather short (134 pages) debut novel. The characters are varied but interesting. The primary character is well developed and has the depth to be in future sequels should the author choose to keep her in his books.
I found the story to be crisp, fast paced, interesting, clever, etc. I was anxious to resume reading each time I had to put it down.
I really enjoyed the storyline and highly recommend that you purchase the ebook. This is one of the many debut indie writers that deserve financial support.
So, why four stars and not five? Fair question and the answer is that I really give the novel 4.5 stars but that option is not available. I slightly down rated the rating because of some editing issues that interrupted the reading flow. These issues do not negatively impact the experience.
BUY THIS BOOK!” ~ 4.5 out of 5, honoliipali [LibraryThing]
And here’s the other:
“So… I liked this book. It’s fun, it’s easy to read, it has nice characters and, in spite of the little flaws, an interesting plot. I truly hope Jonathan will continue to write more and that I’ll be able to read more of his work and see how he improves over time.” ~ 3 out of 5, hiyokonojinsei [Full review: http://hiyokonojinsei.dreamwidth.org/460786.html]
I’m very excited with the the way these latest reviews turned out, very positive and the second has given me a good idea about what I want to work on for my next mystery novel.