A Reason to Live (A Marty Singer Mystery) by Matthew Iden

Trying to get back into the swing of regular Tuesday reviews on Bookin’ It. Here’s the first one for this year. Enjoy!

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My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

BLURB:

In the late nineties, a bad cop killed a good woman and DC Homicide detective Marty Singer got to watch as the murderer walked out of the courtroom a free man. Twelve years later, the victim’s daughter comes to Marty begging for help: the killer is stalking her now. There’s just one problem: Marty’s retired…and he’s retired because he’s battling cancer. But with a second shot at the killer—and a first chance at redemption—Marty’s just found A Reason to Live.

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I don’t often read “straight-up” mysteries, but something about this blurb appealed to me, so I gave it a try, and was happily surprised. I found Marty Singer to be a very likable guy, and I was engaged with the plot all the way.

It’s often difficult to make a character suffering from something like colon cancer sympathetic to the reader in just the…

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2 thoughts on “A Reason to Live (A Marty Singer Mystery) by Matthew Iden

    • I read the first 3 back to back, Cathy, but then I felt an urge to get back to my fantasy consumption. I’m making up for lost time with that, having only just started reading full-on fantasy in the last two years. Now I can’t get enough! 🙂

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