South of the Deuce by James L. Thane

Susanne’s Review:

Chilling and Thrilling! 

A Brutal Murder of a young woman.  Her body, found in a Park.  A Purse found on her, with a driver’s license from a woman who was murdered in the same exact location forty years prior.

Days later, another woman’s body is found in the same location, with another connection to the unsolved case from forty years ago.  A killer is on the loose hunting women in the Phoenix area and it’s up to Detectives Sean Richardson and Maggie McClinton to investigate.

The Detectives soon realize that murders from years ago are being duplicated and there are a couple more to go. 

The clock is ticking and ticking fast.

A thrilling police procedural that will make your pulse rise and the hair on the back of your neck stand on end, “South of the Deuce” by James L. Thane, is a well written, fast-paced, character-driven novel.  After reading this story, I’ll think twice, before going out after dark.

A fabulous buddy read with Ms. Kaceey (who kindly scored me a copy!).

Thank you to the author, James L. Thane for the ebook. 

Published on Goodreads on 12.19.20.

Kaceey’s Review:

South of the deuce. An area of South Phoenix known to many as skid row. It was here 40 years ago that a serial killer managed to elude the authorities and was never captured. Now all these years later, a surge of new victims are popping up in the same neighborhood, with a striking resemblance to the old murders. For the authorities the first question is obvious – is the killer back? Or did someone else pick up where he left off.

It’s up to Detective Sean Richardson and his partner Maggie to discover the truth behind this murderous repeat performance and stop a serial killer before it becomes personal.

I love the lead character in this series. Detective Richardson is portrayed as highly competent and hardworking. But down deep has a softer side in his personal life that we’re able to experience.

James Thane takes you directly into these dilapidated Phoenix neighborhoods, as though you’re riding shotgun with the detectives. Plan your weekend accordingly, once you start you won’t be able to put this book down.

This is book four of the Sean Richardson series. Though I rarely, if ever step into a series mid-way, I started with book three Fatal Blow. At no time did I feel lost or that I may have missed something critical that would prevent me from understanding the characters.  So have no fear! Jump in anytime!

If you enjoy a good solid police procedural do not miss out! Highly recommend!

A buddy read with Susanne!

Thank you to the author James Thane for an e-copy of his book to read and review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: