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True Death by Dale E Lehman

Three Musketeers

True Death by Dale E Lehman is a marvellous contemporary murder thriller. It is the second book in the Howard County Mystery series but could be read as a stand-alone. I would, however, recommend reading book one, The Fibonacci Murders, first as this story follows straight on from that, being set just a few weeks later.

The plotline was intricately constructed and grabbed my attention from the start. I immediately became engrossed in the action and remained glued to the end. The story alternated between present day and the past, which set the scene for the action to come.

In True Death the reader hears the back story of the main characters. They are more than just detectives, they are ‘real’ people who have loved and lost. The three detectives reminded me of the three musketeers, with the police chief as D’Artagnan. Their loyalty to each other and their fight for justice was admirable.

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The Fibonacci Murders by Dale E Lehman

The Thinking Man’s Murder Mystery

The Fibonacci Murders by Dale E Lehman is a mind blowing contemporary murder mystery. Murders connected to the Fibonacci sequence really test the reader’s power to figure out what is going on and who will be next?

Not a mathematician but I found the whole book fascinating in its complexity. It drew me in from the start and had me questioning – whose was the mathematician’s voice?

The whole book hung together marvellously with a fabulous plotline and realistic characters. In my head I ‘watched’ the police drama unfold. I could easily imagine a bustling police department, the press conferences and the general panic amongst the public. The novel would make a great film.

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