Monday, May 19, 2014

Private Investigator, Vellian Mystery

Author Grant Reed has written a wonderful mystery complete with miniature pet dragon and lots of laughs.  Reviews are plentiful and all very positive, pulling down all 5 Star reviews on Amazon.com.  If you enjoy a light, fun-hearted read that will speak to your lighter side, then this is the series for you.  Check out book #1, Welcome to Deep Cove, below:

Amazon $3.99

Synopsis:
At thirty-one, Garrett Willigins has finally earned his private investigator’s badge. Unfortunately, the bills haven’t stopped coming and building a solid reputation won’t happen overnight. Forced to take employment wherever they can, Garrett and his miniature dragon partner Merle, must dirty their hands any way possible to make a buck. Shoveling manure, chasing cats, and dock duty seem to be the order of the day.
Working off back rent for a notorious gangster isn’t the safest of jobs on a good day, but when the other workers start turning up dead, Garrett finds himself elbow deep in a mystery that could spell a quick end to his short P.I. career.

Amazon 5 Star Review by Monica LaSarre:
" I loved this book! The author, Grant Reed, has created an action-packed story filled with some really lovable and funny characters. Creative and delightful to the core, this first book in what hopefully the author will continue as a series is reminiscent of a combination of A Confederacy of Dunces and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, with dragons.

My favorite aspect of this book is the author’s exquisite descriptions of the action and landscapes of the story. His ability in crafting descriptive, but not boring, prose is a gift that he displays in this book and is the mark of a true storyteller. I was able to vividly conjure up images of the characters and setting in a way that added to the intrigue and engagement I felt while reading. Mr. Reed also did a fine job of weaving together several equally-fascinating story lines into a tale that is rich, humorous and a delight to read.
Though full of whimsy and fantastical enough to capture the hearts of any younger reader, the humor and politics that are silver linings to this tale will be best received by adult readers.

For the fast-paced, engaging plot and the cross-genre appeal of this unique story, I give this book a much-deserved 5 stars. Mr. Reed, please let us hear from your pen again soon."