Welcome to the Tag Team Tag Team Event & Giveaway!
This is where myself (Sherry at fundinmental) and Laura at fuonlyknew tag team authors and their books. We share our reviews and giveaways, giving you two perspsectives of the book and two chances to win!
Today, we will be sharing E Michael Helm’s Deadly Catch, a mystery novel set on the Gulf Coast of the United States.
Everything about Deadly Catch by E Michael Helms talks to me, from the cover to the title to the setting on the US Gulf Coast to the murder mystery inside.
Mac McClellan had retired from the military and as he sat in the boat, fishing, and thinking, is this what my life will be like now…
“Thought I’d finally hooked my ‘gator’ trout…”
Kate, his love interest, works at the marina and knows her fishing.
Sheriff Bo, what other name would he have in the south, is a bully with a bad attitude. I can see him now, smirking, drawing his own conclusions before the evidence is even collected.
In a small town, everyone knows everyone and all their business, but Mac’s peeps love him and stand by him.
Small fishing villages, oysters, romance, lighthouses, gators, fried green tomatoes, drugs, corruption, murder and mystery are only a few of the things this story will share. I love that E Michael Helms mentions the stingray shuffle. I also have done the dance and anyone who has visited the Gulf Coast will know what he means. It’s those small details that make me want more of Mac.
I loved riding the waves with him, feeling the warm sun on my face, the wind caressing my body, having cocktails at the Green Parrot. Actually, I believe I live this life, so it’s very easy to walk in his shoes, except when it comes to murder. I haven’t hooked a dead body…yet. 😆
I thought I knew where this story was going, but planned on enjoying it anyway. Just because it’s predictable, doesn’t mean it can’t be a great read. I figured this was a cozy mystery, fun and easy reading. BUT…E Michael Helms caught me offguard when I was only a quarter of the way in. The direction of the story changed and it isn’t so cozy any more.
Summer is the perfect time to read this fantastic mystery series…so come one…let’s take a ride on Highway 98. Just follow the dead bodies…
I received a copy of Deadly Catch from E Michael Helms in return for an honest review.
GOODREADS BLURB: “The first cast of the day turned my dream vacation into a nightmare. . . .”
After twenty-four years in the U.S. Marines, recently retired Mac McClellan is happy to be a civilian again. He is enjoying a leisurely fishing vacation in the Florida panhandle when he hooks a badly decomposed body.
Then, when a bag of rare marijuana is discovered stashed aboard his rental boat, he realizes someone is setting him up to take the fall for murder and drug smuggling. Mac’s plans for a more laid-back life must be put on hold while he works to clear his name as the number one suspect.
Mac launches an investigation with the help of Kate Bell, a feisty saleslady at the local marina with whom he has struck up a promising relationship. Along the way he must butt heads and match wits with local law enforcement officials, shady politicians, and strong-armed thugs from the Eastern Seaboard to sniff out and bring the real smuggler and killer to justice.
ABOUT E MICHAEL HELMS
Michael is offering a fabulous giveaway and we will have 7 winners:
- 1st Prize – $20 Amazon GC (International, where legal)
- 2nd & 3rd Prize – Print copies of DEADLY CATCH (U.S. only)
- 4th – 7th – .pdf ebooks of DEADLY CATCH (International, where legal)
To enter, simply answer the question and leave your email, letting us know if you are US or International:
If you could be on any beach in the world, which one would you choose?
Giveaway runs from 8/23/16 – 8/31/16.
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