--- A Noah Braddock Mystery---
At one point, I was feeling so overwhelmed with the reading challenges, I had given myself permission to not complete the mystery challenge. Just to ease the load, since it required six books by new to me mystery authors. But then, suddenly, things fell into place and here I am on the fourth mystery. I found it by searching the library for a book that had 'kill' or 'killer' in the title, because I needed a book that started with K for the alphabet challenge. Suddenly, I could kill two challenges with one book, appropriate for a murder mystery!
This would be a drug store paperback novel, which I tend to read super fast, because I can scan so much of the description. However, and I don't usually do this, I saw this mystery as a movie in my head, complete with a role for Matthew MacConnaghy. There is a lot of surfing in this book, so he'd be great. And since he's not someone I usually ogle, I cast him as the sidekick. The lead, will be, well, I don't know actually, because I never see the character, just their aura, as it were. I can't decide, but I'll know it when I see him. He's cute, and a surfer, but a little damaged, and a wise ass.
About the mystery, it was good, kept me reading and felt like a great summer book. The setting was San Diego, and I think Shelby did a good job, because I really felt the place. And for those interested, there is a sequel, Wicked Break. I'm not running out to get it, but I wouldn't turn it down either.