Roses & Thorns

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Sunday, January 10, 2016

The Avid Angler: The Hot Dog Detective by Mathiya Adams


Detective MacFarland—"Mac" to his friends—was kicked off the Denver police force for a variety of reasons, most of which came out of the mistrial of the man who murdered his wife. After a couple of years on the streets, MacFarland is getting back on his feet by operating a small hot dog cart. He doesn’t make much money, gives a lot of his product to his former homeless friends, and studies language CDs in his spare time. He's put his detective days behind him, and he's happy that way.

But then MacFarland is approached by a high-priced lawyer to help prove a woman innocent. A fishing buff has been found murdered and the wife is the prime suspect. With the evidence stacked against her, and someone destroying evidence, can MacFarland find the real killer and free the innocent woman?

About the Author:

As a consultant and corporate trainer, Mathiya Adams has traveled and lived in California, Texas, New Jersey, India, the Philippines, Mexico, Scotland, and too many other places to name. After having circled the globe numerous times, she has settled down in Denver. Ms. Adams plans to showcase Denver, the Front Range and the rest of Colorado in The Hot Dog Detective stories.

Review by Rochelle:

I received a free copy of this book from a mutual friend of the author, and I put off reading it for fear I wouldn’t like it. I needn’t have worried. The Avid Angler: The Hot Dog Detective grabbed me on the first page and wouldn’t let me go.

“Mac” MacFarland flew out of control in the courtroom when the millionaire who killed his wife was acquitted on a technicality, and spiraled into depression and alcoholism afterward. Kicked off the police force, the detective found himself living on the streets among “the invisible people”—the homeless, the true have-nots who are even ignored by those who have only a very little. Crawling out of his hole, Mac gets sober, acquires a hot dog stand that he uses to feed his homeless friends, and makes enough to keep a roof over his head. Until he starts to investigate the death of a fisherman whose wife, he believes is falsely accused.

The Avid Angler: The Hot Dog Detective takes us into the worlds of the courts, the police, and the homeless. Ms. Adams sees “the invisible people,” and shows us who they are, what they feel, and why some of them live on the streets. At the same time, she delivers a taut, twisty, suspenseful thriller with a bit of unrequited love. Hopefully someday Mac will realize he’s not alone. Oh yes—The Hot Dog Detective is a series, and each book stands alone! Thank you, Ms. Adams!

Heat Rating:  G
Length:  236 Pages
Price:  $0.99

Thanks for visiting. Donna, Julie, & Rochelle

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