Really enjoyed this 2nd book in the series. The story twists around a murdered barman and his secretive life. Jeff and his brother Richard's relationship builds a stronger foundation of trust whilst visiting gay bars together during their investigation.
I find it refreshing to read about Jeff and his quirky life and his sixth sense - as with all the characters in this series, it's good to read about adults and not teens. So many of the paranormal books are written for young people which don't appeal to me. I have already downloaded the next book which is a novella and promises to be spooky!
Dead in Red (Five Star Mystery Series) Hardcover – 18 June 2008
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- Publisher : Five Star (18 June 2008)
- Language: : English
- Hardcover : 263 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1594146403
- ISBN-13 : 978-1594146404
- Dimensions : 13.97 x 2.54 x 22.23 cm
- Customer Reviews:
Bartlett presents her second supernatural mystery featuring Jeff Resnick, a down-and-out insurance investigator who acquired hard-to-control psychic powers after sustaining brain injuries in a mugging. Jeff is now living with his brother, Richard, in Buffalo. Better but still weak, Jeff is struggling to adjust to his strange new abilities. While minding his own business in a local bar, he s asked by the bartender to look into the murder of his cousin. Jeff instantly gets a flash of a red, rhinestone-studded high-heeled shoe. Add to that the visions of bloody hands, and he knows he must take the case. Richard insists on helping him, and Jeff acquiesces even though he remains mired in guilt over putting Richard in the line of fire yet again. Their investigation leads them into a world of fetishes and drag queens. Jeff risks his health and possibly his life, but knows he must continue, or someone he cares about will be in danger. Bartlett s hero is complicated and mesmerizing, making for a gripping and energizing mystery. (5/15/08) --Booklist
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I enjoyed the first one more than this and then the ...Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 6 March 2015
It was okay. I enjoyed the first one more than this and then the price jumped up after the first book (kindle editions) so I'm not sure I will read them all. Although I do like the characters and watching their relationships grow, I feel the plot was a little thin if I'm honest. A lot of repeated chapters covering the same ground as though the author 'thinks me a bit thick an that'. I want more mystery and plots that cover many possibilities. I'm not complaining too much though, it did 'kill' a bit of time
Brilliant supernatural thrillerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 October 2019
If you love the first Jeff Resnick mystery you will equally enjoy this second in the series. Plenty of twists and turns. Thrilling from start to finish.
Gripping and different!Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 July 2014
After receiving head injuries during a mugging, Jeff has developed a psychic ability to zone in on some people's emotions. This is the second one of the series, and I am enjoying them immensely. I have also read the 1st & 3rd in the series, where the 'whodunnit' is pretty complicated and gets quite thrilling towards the end. I'm looking forward to the 4th one.
Excellent read.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 December 2014
Love the characters described in the Jeff Resnick series.L.L.Bartlett writes with great affection for the siblings,and is brilliant at writing crime novels with a psychic undertone,which although is totally enthralling,is never too deep to make the plot complicated.I have now read all six books in the series,and eagerly await a 7th??
Ending a bit poorReviewed in the United Kingdom on 4 February 2017
The book jogs along quite nicely. But the ending is I've with far too quickly. It seems that the author didn`t quite know how to end it so grabbed at the first available solution jotted down a few notes and that was it.