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Book Title: Dead Deceiver|
The author of the book: Victoria Houston
Date of issue: February 1st 2011
ISBN 13: 9781935562610
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 767 KB
Edition: Gallery Books
Read full description of the books Dead Deceiver:I picked this book up, on a whim, because of the cover. I didn’t note that it's the 11th book in a series, nor did I really read the synopsis. I’m not going to lie, sometimes I’m moved to buy based on the cover alone. I mean it. If you can create a beautiful, enticing cover, you’re going to grab my attention, and I’m probably going to buy. I’m that impulsive. But, that aside… I found, upon reading the novel, and it doesn’t matter that it’s the 11th book in a series, it’s a standalone novel, and the story beats out the synopsis any day, anyway.
I enjoyed this mystery novel. It’s a whodunit style novel with multiple connections among the townsfolk, starting with the disappearance and murder of one of Loon Lake’s own. Though the plot is seemingly disconnected, moving from the murder of a woman to a family being stalked, everything is interrelated. Everything is also spiraling out of control with the massive downfall of snow, covering all the killers tracks, as well as an Ice Fishing Festival, spreading the already waning police force even thinner while a killer is on the loose. This creates much needed suspense within the novel, and though I found some of the novel a tad bit slow, as the story picked up, it became much more interesting and hard to put down.
What I found most interesting about this book, though, is the fact that it really deals with computers and hackers. Though a woman is killed, and though a family is being stalked, the truth behind it all stems from the internet, where much money can be made through scams and the like. How they’re all connected, I can’t say, but I highly enjoyed learning about all the computer technology as well as figuring out the murder/stalker mystery. Though I knew who the murderer was early on in the novel, as most readers probably will, the murderer’s name, location, and motives don’t come out until the climactic end, which helps spur the reader on...
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Read information about the authorShe is the author of the Loon Lake Mystery Series -- DEAD ANGLER, DEAD CREEK, DEAD WATER, DEAD FRENZY, DEAD HOT MAMA, DEAD JITTERBUG, DEAD BOOGIE, DEAD MADONNA, DEAD HOT SHOT, DEAD RENEGADE. DEAD DECEIVER, DEAD TEASE and DEAD INSIDER, DEAD LIL’ HUSTLER, DEAD RAPUNZEL, DEAD LOUDMOUTH, DEAD SPIDER the 17th in the series, will be published in May 2017 in hardcover, trade paperback and as an eBook from Tyrus Books. The mysteries are set in the Northwoods of Wisconsin against a background of fishing – fly fishing as well as fishing for muskie, bass, bluegill and walleyes.
Houston’s mystery series was featured in a story on the front page of The Wall Street Journal (January 20, 2004) and on NPR’s “Talk of the Nation with Neal Conan” (February 2, 2006). Both can be seen/heard on the website: www.victoriahouston.com.
She has also written six non-fiction books. An award-winning author specializing in family issues, Houston’s non-fiction books include the highly recommended ALONE AFTER SCHOOL: A Self-Care Guide for Latchkey Children and Their Parents (Prentice Hall, 1985); the national bestseller, LOVING A YOUNGER MAN: How Women Are Finding and Enjoying a Better Relationship (Contemporary Books (1987); Pocket Books (1988); MAKING IT WORK: Finding the Time and Energy For Your Career, Marriage, Children and Self (Contemporary Books, 1990) -- which was published by Simon & Schuster's Fireside imprint in August 1991 as a trade paperback titled MAKING IT WORK: Creative Solutions For Balancing Your Career, Marriage, Children And Personal Life. Houston co-authored RESTORE YOURSELF: A Woman’s Guide to Reviving Her Libido and Passion for Life (The Berkley Publishing Group/2001) with Dr. James Simon, a Past President of the North American Menopause Society.
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