This is a decent start to a new series and as a first book. The characters are fleshed out and the area descriptive. Where Ms. Grace needs improvements is editing. A good way to do that is to invite readers interested in mysteries to be advanced readers and send her the typos that they find in time to make the corrections before the book comes out. They also agree to voluntarily give honest reviews. Win-win. Congratulations on your first book.😀
Every now and then I find a character I want to follow around on the adventures life throws her way. Rookie Detective Peg Quincy is one of them. I like her voice, the way she expresses her emotions and logic, and her grit when she’s faced with increasingly difficult choices.
Mingus is fictional, but having lived in northern Arizona, I’d confidently, though wrongly, locate it on map. I have a clear sense of what the buildings look like, the wildflowers that bloom, the desert critters I’d watch out for, and how the thunderclouds build around the nearby mountains.
I’m looking forward to reading the second book in The Pegasus Quincy Mystery Series.
This was a great story. I think the fact that Mingus is a small town actually helped Peg solve the mystery. Even though I read it, I'm still not quite sure when it clicked for her who the murderer was. I guess that wall blocking her mind finally broke. Looking forward to the next installment.
First in a promising series written with a sure hand. Lakota Grace obviously knows the geographical area well, which adds a keen sense of place to her writing. The characters are interesting, including her protagonist, a sassy female launching a career in the man's world of law enforcement. The humor is wry, the mystery interesting, the twists clever. I wish all self-published debut novels were this good!
There were several typographical and grammatical errors, which may have been corrected by now. If not, it's worth reading anyway. And the other books in the series are clean.
Peg needs new roots. Mingus needs a sheriff.. The road out west sure does meander higher and yon. New connections to family, and making new friends in a quiet town, while starting over in life leads to many adventures. Good read, mixed characters, and a mystery to solve
Surprisingly good for a first book. Smooth professional writing style. Well-described setting. Interesting story with historical and American West back stories. Main character maybe a little bland? But very readable.
Lakota's writing truly places you in the setting of the high-desert in an old Arizona mining town. Her characters are deftly described and varied. The story moves along well and keeps the reader engaged throughout. There are enough twists and turns to keep you guessing. I want more Peg Quincy!