Thursday, December 19, 2013

TLC Book Tours Book Review: The Seduction Of Miriam Cross

Author: W.A. Tyson
Title: The Seduction Of Miriam Cross
Publisher: E-Lit Books
Publish Date: Nov 15, 2013
Buy: Amazon

Review Copy Provided By: TLC Book Tours & the author
Book Blurb: A sordid sex tape.

A venture capital firm.

A secret society of women.

A Catholic nun.

Miriam Cross, author, feminist and philanthropist, disappears from her Philadelphia home. A year later, a lonely recluse named Emily Cray is brutally murdered in her bed in a small Pennsylvania town.

The police discover that Emily Cray and Miriam Cross were one and the same, but if they know who killed Miriam, they’re not sharing. Miriam’s niece wants answers. She turns to the one woman she knows she can trust – private investigator Delilah Percy Powers. As Delilah and her staff of female detectives – a militant homemaker, an ex-headmistress and a former stripper – delve into Miriam’s life, they become submerged in an underworld of unfathomable cruelty and greed with implications that go far beyond the gruesome death of one woman or the boundaries of one country. Eventually Miriam’s fight for justice becomes Delilah’s own . . . and Delilah’s obsession with finding the truth may prove just as deadly.

Review:If you are a lover of a good mystery this is a book you won't want to miss. Delilah and her staff of female detectives kick some serious butt.

This is not a cozy mystery.

It is much too gritty for that moniker.

But it is a mystery that will have you craving more.

I loved the characters, Delilah, Barb and Natasha, and they are ultimately the reason why I'll check out the next book in the series, but it is really the mystery that is so fantastic.

Sex, human trafficking and exposes.

Miriam Cross is an author that appears to be one thing when she's really another, as the ladies from the Percy Powers Detective Agency figure out as they seek to find her killer.

The information they uncover about her will leave you shaking your head.

Again, I can't help but mention the grittiness of this book with a mixture of humanity. Each of the women that work for Delilah have a story of their own and they are very different. And then there's Anders, the new guy on the block and he has secrets.

Ms Tyson creates characters you want to know better and a story that will keep you turning the pages. I really had no idea who killed Miriam, and the twist at the end that involved how she was found was really a surprise.

Definitely a great first book in a new series.

Rating:  5 flowers


Wendy said...

Thank you so much for hosting THE SEDUCTION OF MIRIAM CROSS on your blog — and for the thoughtful review. Happy holidays to you and your readers!

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I'm glad you enjoyed this one! Thanks for being on the tour. I'm featuring your review on TLC's Facebook page today.

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