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March 19, 2015

SEE ALSO MURDER by Larry D. Sweazy


In a small North Dakota town in 1964, indexer Marjorie Trumaine is yanked out of her quiet, bookish routine when the sheriff asks her to help solve the grisly murder of two neighbors.

Larry D. Sweazy

A Marjorie Trumaine Mystery 

See Also Murder

(from NightOwlReviews)

  • Number: 9781633880061
  • Release: May 5, 2015
  • Author: Larry D. Sweazy
  • Availability: Print-Book
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * SUSP: Mystery
  • Publisher: Seventh Street Books

1964—Life on the North Dakota farm hasn’t always been easy for Marjorie Trumaine. She has begun working as a professional indexer to help with the bills—which have only gotten worse since the accident that left her husband, Hank, blind and paralyzed. When her nearest neighbors are murdered in their beds, though, Marjorie suddenly has to deal with new and terrifying problems. Sheriff Hilo Jenkins brings her a strange amulet, found clutched in the hand of her murdered neighbor, and asks her to quietly find out what it is. Marjorie uses all the skills she has developed as an indexer to research the amulet and look into the murders, but as she closes in on the killer, and people around her continue to die, she realizes that the murderer is also closing in on her.

Setting:  1964 - North Dakota
Marjorie Trumaine hasn't had an easy life living on the farm in North Dakota.  To help pay the bills she started to work as a professional indexer.  The bills have only gotten worse since her husband, Hank, was in an accident and now he is blind and paralyzed.  On top of that, Marjorie has some dangerous and terrifying problems to deal with.  This was caused by her next door neighbors were murdered in their beds. In the hand of one of the victims was found an amulet by Sheriff Hilo Jenkins.   He asks Marjorie if she will try to find out what it is.  As Marjorie starts to look into things, her friends start dying. Is she getting close to the killer?  Or is the killer getting close to her?  The author wrote a suspenseful mystery that kept you on the edge of your chair t he whole time.  As the reader, you start to get afraid that something will happen to Marjorie?

I was given a complimentary copy of SEE ALSO MURDER from the author, Larry D. Sweazy and Night Owl Reviews for my view of the book.

I would give this book 5 STARS.

Larry D. Sweazy
Larry D. Sweazy is the award winning author of the Devil's Bones, The Gila Wars, The Coyote Tracker. The Cougar;'s Prey, The Badger's Revenge, The Scorpion Trail and the Rattlesnake Season. He has published over fifty nonfiction articles and short stories, which have appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, The Adventure of the Missing Detective: And 25 of the Year's Finest Crime and Mystery Stories!; and several publications and anthologies.  He is a member of MWA (Mystery Writers of America)  WWA (Western Writers of America) and WF (Western Fictioneers).


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