Saturday, February 6, 2010

The Devil in Merrivale By Jackie Griffey

THE DEVIL IN MERRIVALE
By Jackie Griffey

About The Book:
Murder isn’t the usual order of business in the little town of Merrivale, Tennessee, so the brutal stabbing death of popular high school student Denise Davis sends a shock through the community. Sheriff Cas Larkin is determined to find the killer, and the last thing he needs is distractions like the increasing reports of missing cattle and other livestock. But as he digs deeper, Cas uncovers another mystery–a strange “club” the members are afraid to talk about, and for good reason. One of the recruits is brutally beaten when he refuses to take the club’s activities seriously. He also refuses to talk about those activities–until they turn turn deadly.

There’s something dark and sinister going on in Merrivale, and if Cas can’t figure out what it is and put a stop to it, there’ll be the devil to pay.

About The Author:
When she’s not reading one, Jackie Griffey is more than likely working on a cozy mystery or a romance-suspense novel. She and her family live in Arkansas and she loves to meet and hear from readers and fellow writers. Her web is www.jackiegriffey.com and her blog, Breaktime With Jackie is jjgbreaktimewithjackie.blogspot.com.

My Thoughts:  A cozy mystery with just enough chilly parts to keep you turning pages. What is a Satanic Club of teenagers up to in the small town of Merrivale? Could it be the reason one teenage girl is already dead. Most of us have better sense than to mess with anything remotely connected to Devil Worship. Not so some of the kids in this town. Sheriff Cas Larkin has to figure this mess out before somebody else dies. But, I did say this was a cozy mystery, so not everything is as it appears. The plot is well paced and moves smoothly to a conclusion that might surprise you. This is the first book of the Cas Larkin Mysteries.

Snippet:
~   Marilyn paled. Her nervousness returned, worse than before. She shook her head without speaking. There was something different in her eyes now. She squirmed a little in the chair, glancing at the door as if she wanted to escape.
 
A complimentary review copy of this book was provided by the author.

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