Free Book : Cold Comfort

(The Malone Mystery Novels, Volume 3)

by Larry Darter

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Dianne James Book Blogger
Kathryn Moody 
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Dianne James 
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Reviewed by
Kathryn Moody

A super intriguing PI story that keeps you entertained and guessing!

I was totally intrigued by the whole story which is in the heart of Cold Comfort by Larry Darter. The story-line captivated me from start to finish, and I look forward to reading more about Private Investigator Ben Malone and his adventures.

Ben Malone is an ex-LAPD Homicide detective, with plenty of street smarts, quick wit and carries his gun at all times as an accessory during his investigations. This character’s introduction was the initial reason that kept me reading.
An attorney, Liz Harper, hires Ben when she has a client arrested for the murder of his wife. His prints are all over the murder weapon, and he lives in a house on his wife’s property, but Liz really believes he is innocent.
The story follows as Ben investigates just what happened to Ms. Sutherland, using an ex-partner Reyes, who is still on duty in the LAPD, for assistance with some info. As the case goes on Malone is followed, shot at, and gains a new associate TJ, an athletic, beautiful female who is one hell of a shot.

I enjoyed all the quick short-showing background details as well as the romance this novel holds.
This is a great suspense story with plenty of twists and turns that will keep you guessing.  Even though this is a stand-alone novel, this being the third in the series I am now going to be looking for the first two and awaiting the fourth!!

I received a copy of this book from BookGobbler, to which I had given my honest review.


Dianne James Book Blogger Reviewed by Dianne James

A Good, Gutsy Crime Story

I have not had so much fun reading a book for a very long time. It took me back to the days of reading Phillip Marlowe stories and the style is similar.

The characterisation told by Larry Darter is great with, P.I. Malone being the quintessential tough guy – unemotional and slightly cocky. The other characters’ featured were a perfect fit, adding depth and humour to round out the story.

Cold Comfort is pacy, it has lots of action and plenty of interesting twists and turns. I loved every second of it so much that I had to go back and buy the first two in the series.

If you love a good, gutsy crime story, don’t miss this one!

Originally posted on “Once Upon a Place” Blog
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