Review: Murder on the Interstate

Murder on the Interstate: A Logan & Cafferty Mystery/Suspense Novel
Jean Henry Mead
Oak Tree Press
Copyright 2011
ISBN: 978-1610090148
Paperback, 220 pages, $14.95
Fiction: mystery/senior sleuth

Murder on the Interstate is the third Logan & Cafferty mystery. For the first book in the series, A Village Shattered, one of the characters visited this blog. Somehow I missed the second book, Diary Of Murder: A Logan & Cafferty Mystery. Although it isn’t essential to read the books in sequence, I felt I missed out on a few things because I hadn’t read the second book. References to the events in the second book left me wondering exactly what happened, which means I’ll probably go back and read the second book.

I like the two amateur sleuths, Dana Logan and Sarah Cafferty. They are “mature” ladies—senior citizens—but at an age when many people would expect to retire and take life easy, they’re active, feisty, and determined to see justice done. The mystery has enough twists and turns to keep the reader guessing, and many elements are drawn right from today’s news.

I read an advance reading copy, so I expect that several annoying errors I encountered were corrected in the final published copy.

Several of the situations the sleuths were involved in seemed rather far-fetched. Of all the people driving down the highway, they are the only ones to witness a murder. But that problem is inherent in the amateur sleuth genre. If the sleuths are going to solve a lot of crimes, they have to be involved in a lot of unbelievable situations. Like Jessica Fletcher in the old TV show “Murder, She Wrote,” Dana and Sarah attract murder so much most people would hesitate to be their friends. 🙂

Fans of amateur sleuth mysteries and people who like to read about smart and active seniors will enjoy this book.

Disclosure: I received an electronic advance reading copy of the book from the author’s publicist. I have not accepted any compensation for this review and made no commitment to give a favorable review. The links to are affiliate links.

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