J D Pierson Mysteries – CH Sessums

A Killer Jack Mystery, Book Two

Five of five stars given

After her mother died, her father turned to the bottle for solace. It’s fallen to Jenny to keep his business alive.  Often relying on the ruse of her father being “out of town”, she manages – with the help of  Attorney Fletcher’s typing needs –  to keep things afloat.  Sort of.

When Jenny gets a call that uncle Hugh wants JD to go see him, on his death bed . . . in Huntsville . . . in jail; she weaves the usual story of dad being “away” and goes in his place.  And that’s where things get interesting!   A couple of phone calls, a little bit of finesse, and JD Pierson has him . . . herself a case.

Sessums’ work here is engaging.  The story line riddled with feel good moments as well as moments of foreboding.  Not all is as it seems and the pages just keep turning until you’ve found out all there is to know.   This is a first rate series and I am looking forward to the next adventure! 

[Many thanks to the author for the opportunity to read an Advance Reader Copy of this book.   This is my honest review, the opinions expressed herein are entirely my own.]

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The Errant Heirs Caper, Book One

Four of five stars given

Caveat:  I love cozies!   While I read mysteries of any genre almost – just not too bloody, please – cozies are my go to.  Cozies are the books that give me that laid back, just-going-to-lose-myself-in-a-fun-story feeling that can have me ripping through from cover to cover in one sitting.   If it’s a cozy set in the 20s, 30s, or 40s, all the better.

So you know I was predisposed to like the J. D. Pierson stories – conveniently set in the 30s – from the get go!   I was NOT disappointed!

“I wanted to spill the words, tell him what had happened and plead for help.  But that couldn’t happen.  Dad’s pride would be destroyed, and I just couldn’t bear that.”

And so Jenny Dee keeps her father’s secret and sets her course.  And that’s how her course leads JD and Jenny Dee to Lake Keegan.  And that’s how they find themselves dealing with a murder.  And how the find themselves being shot at.

In a tale of subterfuge and greed, Sessums puts her characters through their paces.  A good quick read, Heirs is an enjoyable harbinger of what we can expect from this new series.

[Many thanks to the author for the opportunity to read an Advance Reader Copy of this book.   This is my honest review, the opinions expressed herein are entirely my own.]

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