In the eleventh novel in the Rocky Bluff P.D. series, College student Veronica Randall, disappears from her car in her own driveway, everyone in the Rocky Bluff P.D. is looking for her. Detective Milligan and family move into a house that may be haunted. Officer Butler is assigned to train a new hire and faces several major challenges.
Cold Coffee/BMGN 5 Star Review: It is serious business for Detective Doug Milligan of the Rocky Bluff P.D. when a student from Santa Barbara College named Veronica Randall disappears from her idling Toyota Prius parked in her grandmother’s driveway. Items left behind along with a new clue emerges when the neighbor Mrs. Doris Jarvis tell officers everything she can about the sedan speeding by the house earlier that morning.
The investigation revs up and the list of possible suspects grow as inquiries into college and work acquaintances begin. The ex-boyfriend Bryan Franklin is an interesting lead and so is a possible stalker from Veronica’s high school days.
Meanwhile Detective Milligan and his wife move their family into a new house that seems to suit their needs, except for the reported resident ghost. He and his new partner Felix Zachary are finding themselves dealing with other criminal activities in the community while the whole department keeps an eye out for Veronica.
A multi-faceted story line with personable characters that could be from your own community. Author F.M. Meredith writes with a charming style that brings the reader into the detectives’ investigation. Here is a small quote. “The woman moved quickly up the spiral wrought iron stairs, and the rest followed. The second floor landing had two door on both side, and an open window. A breeze brought in a mixture of scents, the salt from the ocean, the pungent almost medicinal smell of eucalyptus, and the heavy sweet odor of gardenias. The last set of steps led to a small space in front of a closed door.”
Never a dull moment when a crime mystery and poltergeist activity inhabit the same space.
We endorse ‘Violent Departures’, book 11 in F. M. Meredith’s Rocky Bluff PD Series. Each book stands on its own merit, so you can enjoy each book even out of sequence. Review by Cold Coffee/Book Marketing Global Network
Series: Rocky Bluff P.D.
Paperback: 214 Pages
March 11, 2015
Genre:Police Procedurals, Crime Fiction
About The Author: Marilyn Meredith is the author of the Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery series and the Rocky Bluff P.D. crime series under the name, F. M. Meredith.
She also has written stand-alone books in other genres including historical family sagas and horror.
Reading and writing have been a part of her since she was a little girl–a very long time ago.
She loves to hear from readers who have enjoyed her books. She has made many new and good friends among the readers.
F. M. Meredith Books:
Tangled Webs, A Rocky Bluff P.D. Mystery
A Crushing Death
Murder in the Worst Degree
An Axe to Grind
Smell of Death
Marilyn Meredith: Deputy Tempe Crabtree Series:
Calling The Dead
Dispel The Mist
Bears With Us
A Cold Death
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