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Shamus DustTwo candles flaring at a Christmas crib A nurse who steps inside a church to light them A gunshot emptied in a man’s head in the creaking stillness before dawn that the nurse says she didn’t h. It wasn’t complicated Not than an early morning call from a City grandee a nurse who came across her neighbor dead or dying before dawn on Christmas Day and the dead neighbor’s latchkeys in my hand That and the voice that always whispers in my ear soft as telling a rosary that for every reason I might think I have for mixing in a murder there are ten better reasons to walk away I crossed the angle of the court fitted one of the keys in its lock and gave it a uarter turn As for the voice that whispers I hear it every time I step uninvited into an unlit room The trick is not to let it start a conversation” April is not the cruelest month not by a long shot That would be October when I drown my annual sorrows with the hope that next year for sure my beloved Metropolitans will not only make the playoffs but go all the way It is salved by the orgasmic visual and tactile experience that is Autumn in Northeastern USA particularly after yet another too hot overlong summer But then it is spoiled in turn as retailers insist on pushing their Christmas season earlier and earlier into the year It used to be that they held off until Santa climbed off his Macy’s float and began renting lap space for cash But no they have pushed it back past Halloween past Columbus Day to the beginning of October and they may even have snuck past that to late September when I was otherwise engaged A blot on humanity this How long can it be before the Christmas advertising begins right after Independence Day Bad words are used in abundance if not at particularly high volume muttering really Greed filthy lucre and all that Not that I have anything against filthy lucre per se other than its insistent avoidance of my wallet and financial accounts But I may have to rethink all this It appears that Santa found his way to my chimney in OCTOBER Not that I spotted him scrambling down That would not have ended well for him as while we do have a chimney there is no actual outlet inside the house He might have missed subseuent deliveries and the aroma might have become noticeable but it was clear that he had me in mind this year and early It has been a while since I read a terrific Christmas book And this one wasn’t even wrapped in a bow with reflective or joyously seasonal paperJanet Roger image from Dorset Book DetectiveIt was friend reuest Not the first one I had received from an author In fact they are a bit of a problem in the dark business of book reviewing so much so that I had put a line in my profile intended to ward off author review reuests This one had the smarts to not bug me for an opinion We exchanged a few friendly messages You might like to check this website Oh yeah well You might want to check out This short story and on it went until a page from her book got around my virtual chain link guard dogs finding its way to my bloodshot eyes It was the sort of book you catch a glimpse of and your knees start to wobble The edges of your mouth start to head toward your eyes I knew there was no antidote to a virus like this I had been successfully dosed “Consider me seduced” I wrote “Can I get a review copy” She didn’t play coy but accommodated straight away I like that in an author Her people would be sending one my way faster than a copy editor strikes out a repetitive “the” Wondering how easy this might turn out to be I pushed my luck Not everyone goes for extra stuff like this but she seemed game so I went ahead and asked “How about an e book too” And scored No sooner did I download the book than I had to just h

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To help spare his blushes Like the Buddha says everything is connected So it all can be explained But that’s a little cryptic when you happen to be the shamus and you’re standing over a corpse. Shamus Dust is a novel that took me completely by surprise I went into this book completely blind and honestly I couldnt have been pleased with the results Shamus Dust is NOT your typical thriller So many current thrillers in 2020 seem to rehash over the same story lines While I love a book about murdering a cheating spouse as much as the next person it was refreshing to read something that wasnt so transparent That said this novel was still loaded with characters and events that keeps you flipping the pages needing This book has a everything you have come to love and expect from a thriller and Shamus Dust is LOADED with lies secrets shady businessmen corrupt police murder and yes even some fueding lovers Shamus Dust is a slow burn that really makes you work to solve the mystery It is a must read for all crime and mystery fans I was very impressed by this debut If Janet Roger wasnt on your radar before now she needs to be It has come to my attention that there will be a seuelwhat are you waiting for Go read Shamus Dust right nowI recieved a digital copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review

REVIEW Shamus Dust

CHARACTERS Shamus Dust 108 Ý Two candles flaring at a Christmas crib A nurse who steps inside a church to light them A gunshot emptied in a man’s head in the creaking stillness before dawn that the nurse says she didn’t hear It’s 1947 in the snowbound war scarred City of London where Pandora’s Box just got opened in the ruins City Police has a vice killiEar It’s 1947 in the snowbound war scarred City of London where Pandora’s Box just got opened in the ruins City Police has a vice killing on its hands and a spooked councilor hires a shamus. Thank you to Troubador Publishing Ltd And Author Janet Roger for my advance copy of Shamus Dust in exchange for my reviewThis is an author that I have not heard of or read before I found her style of writing very sophisticated and classic The books starts of in 1947 in the post war city of London with a killing being investigatedA book that you must read slowly and not rush through A very impressive debut for this author