Today I’m going to review a Christian fiction crime mystery called Hazardous Duty (Christian mystery) (Squeaky Clean Mysteries). I bought this book on Kindle because it was only $2.99 and had good reviews, so I figured I’d give it a try since I love crime mysteries and I’m trying to find more authors who write Christian fiction crime mystery novels. If you read frequently, you know how easy it is to spend a fortune on books!
All in all, I thought this book was a decent read. Without giving away too much, Gabby St. Claire, a small business owner finds herself intertwined in a murder plot. After having to drop out of school right before finishing her forensic science degree in order to support her father, she decides to start her own crime scene cleaning company.
While cleaning a large mansion in Norfolk, Virginia, after a heinous murder, she finds herself fighting for her life numerous times as death threats pile up against her.
Gabby is a likeable character who, like so many of us, is just trying to make ends meet and protect her employees. She decides to take on the investigation herself when she suspects a corrupt police investigation.
One thing I liked about this mystery is that it seemed pretty realistic as far as the slow moving police, the use of power and status by some suspects and the danger of making the wrong people mad. The side characters were charming and likeable as well and the plot did have me wondering who actually did it until the end, which is the tried-and-true goal of a murder mystery.
There is a small side plot with a love story that is enjoyable and the end of the book doesn’t give the reader any answers in that department, which is why I’d like to read the next installment in the series.
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