“Murder Gone Missing” A Southern California Mystery By Lida Sideris: Review/Giveaway

by Doward Wilson

Details on how to win either an ebook or print copy of this book at the end of the review a link to purchase it.

Let me introduce you to Corrie Locke, a junior lawyer at a big movie studio in Southern California.

Corrie has taken a "Vow of Abstinence" from doing PI work until her best friend Michael calls her for help. After an earlier altercation with his insufferable boss, Michael returns to confront President MacTavish further, only to find him sitting in his chair with a knife in his back. Trained by the late, "Best PI Ever," her father, Corrie has no choice but to help her friend. Michael is the co-dean of a small but prestigious tech college in Los Angeles. When they return to the scene of the crime, they are dismayed to discover the body missing, the office spotlessly cleaned and no sign of Michael's resignation letter which he had written and thrown at the president in a burst of anger, before he discovered that the man was dead.

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As Corrie and Michael scour the campus for the body, they discover shady maintenance men, a shifty security guard, and Michael's crafty co-dean, Alyce. With the help of their best friend, James, a district attorney, they check out the suspects backgrounds, secret tunnels under the campus, and an animal rescue facility, where the pigs will eat anything, including bodies. Can they find the body, pinpoint the murderer, and save Michael's job before they get bumped off?

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This book drew me in with the first paragraph and never let go until the last page. The characters are funny, well-written, and sympathetic. The college campus setting was realistically done. The missing body and murder plot was well written with quite the surprise ending. As the second in the series, the author gives us enough background to know our characters and settings. It was such a well-crafted book, that I added the first book, "Murder and Other Unnatural Disasters" to my reading list. I highly recommend this for any cozy or mystery fan that wants a relaxing, fun-filled adventure.

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Doward Wilson is a retired and avid cozy, paranormal, and adventure reader who can’t say no to most books. He recently moved from Independence, Missouri to Gladbrook, Iowa. Located in Central Iowa, Gladbrook (population 900+) is small town, rural farming at its best.

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  1. Thank you SO much, Doward, for the wonderful review! I really appreciate your taking the time to read and review my latest. Thank you again! And BIG thanks to Lorie and KRL as well! :)

  2. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Doward, for the wonderful review! And big thanks to KRL, too! Much appreciated!

  3. This sounds fun. New author & series for me. Your review has me adding it to my TBR pile.
    Thanks for the chance to win. I'd love a print copy.

    1. Hello Barbara,
      Thanks very much for the visit and for the comment. Good luck!

  4. I love mysteries and this is a new Author to me. I would love an ebook should I win...thank you so much for the chance.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

    1. Hi Marilyn,
      Thanks for stopping by - I really appreciate it. Good luck to you!

  5. Another new author to me. I really liked the description of the book and I'm looking forward to reading. Would like a print copy.

    1. Hi Dianne,

      Thank you for taking the time to visit and for leaving a comment! Good luck! :)


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