Book Review: Deadly Music by: Erwin Buck

Rating: 4/5

Publisher: Iguana Books

Publish Date: September 24, 2012

Origins: From Publisher for Review

Format: Trade Paperback

Order From:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis: Tracking down missing persons is nothing new to Walter Osborne, but his latest case is different. The person he has been hired to find is leading a double life, with few clues to his real identity. Joined by Aurora Weeks, a well-known freelance journalist, Osborne follows a trail littered with deadly consequences. As the pair gets closer to solving the case, they find themselves targets and must quickly decide who is friend and who is, ultimately, foe.

Review: Aurora Weeks is a journalist who has made a name for herself writing financial exposés of Ponzi schemes and other dirty affairs. Walter Osborne is a former RCMP officer turned private investigator and when Aurora calls up Walter for his help, he’s more than happy to oblige. Aurora’s cousin, Robin, had been investor Richard Brown’s casual girlfriend and he’s disappeared. Robin wants to find out what happened to him and to the money she gave him to invest. Yet things quickly become complicated as Aurora and Walter discover Richard Brown is not who he claims to be and there are sinister events in his past which may have just come home to roost.

‘Deadly Music’ is an engaging mystery story with a lot of twists and turns which obscures the truth from the investigators as well as the readers. Just when you think you’ve gotten everything figured out, the author throws you for another loop. I liked ‘Deadly Music’ very much as it wasn’t a tired cliché and predictable mystery. I liked the characters and the setting as well as the detailed information given by the author about both Canada and financial schemes. I hope there will be more mysteries featuring Walter and Aurora as they make a great team. 


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