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December 30, 2015

THE NECESSARY MURDER OF NONIE BLAKE by Terry Shames



TO BE RELEASED
JAN. 12, 2015 




THE NECESSARY MURDER OF NONIE BLAKE
A Samuel Craddock Mystery
Book Five of Five
by
Terry Shames

The Necessary Murder of Nonie Blake



OVERVIEW OF BOOK
(copyright from Night Owl Reviews)


  • Number: 9781633881204
  • Release: January 12, 2016
  • Author: Terry Shames
  • Availability: Print-Book
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * SUSP: Mystery
  • Publisher: Seventh Street Books


"She was a dangerous girl and people think she'll be a dangerous woman." Nonie Blake is back home from a mental institution where she has spent the last twenty years, and people in Jarrett Creek are worried. Maybe too worried, for within a week of her return, Nonie is murdered. Chief Samuel Craddock thinks the only possible suspects are members of her tight-lipped family. Ever since Nonie tried to kill her sister when she was fourteen and was sent away to the institution, the family has kept to itself. Clues are scarce and Craddock is stumped. So he checks with therapists at the mental hospital to see whether they can add anything useful to his investigation. But he discovers that she has not been there for ten years. Now Craddock has to find out where Nonie has been all this time. Soon Craddock finds himself dealing not only with murder, but layers of deception and secrets, and in the midst of it all—a new deputy, one Maria Trevino, sent by the sheriff to beef up security in the small Texas town.


AUTHOR
Terry Shames
Terry Shames is the Macavity Award-winning author of the Samuel Craddock mysteries A Killing at Cotton Hill, The Last Death of Jack Harbin, Dead Broke in Jarrett Creek, and A Deadly Affair at Bobtail Ridge. She is also the coeditor of Fire in the Hills, a book of stories, poems, and photographs about the 1991 Oakland Hills Fire. She grew up in Texas and continues to be fascinated by the convoluted loyalties and betrayals of the small town where her grandfather was the mayor. Terry is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. 

 REVIEW
Setting: Jarrett Creek, Texas.
 Nonie Blake, nickname for Winona. tried to hang her 8year old sister when she was a mere 14.She was then sent to a psychiatric hospital. She had always been a troubled child.What was on her mind when she showed up at the family house, after being in the psychiatric hospital for 20 years. Did she want to re-unite with the family? Or was there something more on her mind?

It really didn't matter what she was up to. She was dead just days after arrival. At first it was thought she had drowned because she was found in a pound on the family property.  But it wasn't drowning - it was murder.  Who killed Nonie?  Did she find out something that someone didn't want known?  The Blake family has always kept to themselves.  They act like they are helping the sheriff but something tells Sam, there's more to it.Clues are few and far between. Ms. Shames wrote a murder mystery that carried a fast pace which made the 250 pages go rather fast. The author weaves a web of twists and turns that keep you guessing as you turn each page.  Grab a copy and find out why Nonie was killed and who killed her?


I received a complimentary copy of THE NECESSARY MURDER OF NONIE BLAKE from the author, Terry Shames and Night Owl Reviews for my unbiased view of the book.

I'd give this book 4.5 STARS.



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