MURDER IN RED
By Jon Land
The latest installment of the long-running Murder, She Wrote tales, “Murder in Red,” interjects a dose of adrenaline into the series. When Jessica’s friend goes to a private medical clinic that just opened up in town for a routine procedure, and ends up dead, it forces Jessica into undercover action to see what is going on.
On the surface, Jessica’s friend’s death looks like a serious medical mistake, but Jessica isn’t satisfied with that answer. While having to use all her skills, Jessica is able to uncover that what is seen on the surface is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Jessica dives deeper into the business of the medical clinic and discovers that her friend was not the victim of medical malpractice; in fact, she was murdered. Now she is caught having to figure out the mystery, or more deaths will occur.
Author Jon Land has penned the last two installments in the series. Land, being a thriller writer, has had to balance the delicate pace of a mystery with the thriller elements that want to push the story faster. He’s been able to find that balance in “Murder in Red.” If you’re a fan of Land’s thrillers, “Murder in Red” will excite you and make you a fan of mysteries. If you love cozies, this book will not only give that feel, but you’ll also feel the hair on the back of your neck stand up with its thriller pace. This is definitely a ‘must have’ book.