Book Review: ONE DEAD, TWO TO GO by Elena Hartwell

one dead two to goReleased today by Camel Press. Only $4.95 on Kindle, $14.95 for a paperback.

Attention mystery fans hungering for the good stuff: One Dead, Two to Go by Elena Hartwell is a full course buffet. Infidelity, murder, and kidnapping are all on the menu, but the main course is Eddie Shoes (great name!), who is an engaging, resourceful, and tough female P.I. Throw in her poker-playing, Mafia-connected, breaking-and-entering mother named Chava and a pot-boiler of a plot, and I finished this book with a full belly, yet starving for more Eddie Shoes adventures. The writing is cinematic and vivid, the characters well-drawn, but the dynamic between Eddie and Chava, which reminded me fondly of Cagney and Lacey, is what makes the story. Fans of the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich should definitely check out One Dead, Two to Go. Recommended.

Note: I was given a free copy of this book by Camel Press in exchange for an honest review.



7 thoughts on “Book Review: ONE DEAD, TWO TO GO by Elena Hartwell

  1. Totally made my day to find myself on MotiveMeansOpportunity this morning! And yes, it is a three-book series, TWO DEAD ARE BETTER THAN ONE comes out April 15 2017. THREE DEAD, YOU’RE OUT the following year. …and E. Michael Helms, single-malt is a great fit.

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      1. Ah, all those Left Coasters out there nearby to support one another. The Seattle area weather would suit me, but alas, this old dog is weary of moving. The old dog most likely couldn’t afford to live there, either. Loved the review, Max. I want to read the series. “Eddie Shoes” IS a catchy name!


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