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Ashes to Ashes–outstanding mystery

Ashes to Ashes

by Adair Sanders

Ashes to AshesIn Ashes to Ashes, the third book of the Allison Parker Mystery Series, author Adair Sanders has honed her skills to produce an outstanding mystery. Each of the three main characters is pursuing a case independently, but there is collaboration and interweaving as they consult with each other. PI Frank Martin suffers gunshot wounds and memory loss in a mysterious attack.  Lawyer Allison Parker defends a corporation being sued for wrongful termination. Her husband, Jim Kaufman, sits as a judge in a messy divorce case. These threads are held together by a foray into the world of thoroughbred racing, the surfacing of a distant Scottish cousin, and the lives of two South American immigrants. The action starts out strong and moves rapidly to an unexpected ending. You will not want to put Ashes to Ashes down until there is resolution.

Rating: 5/5

Category: Mystery

Notes: includes one detailed scene of a sexual liaison and occasional offensive language

Publication:  November 18, 2016—Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Memorable Lines:

“Nine-one-one. What is your emergency?” The operator’s voice barely permeated the fog that encased his mind like a shroud.

Miles and Evelyn Goodpasture’s  so-called friends had packed the courtroom, eager to hear the dirt on their neighbors, ready to render their own judgment against people who had once been welcome guests in their homes.

The waste overflowing from the trash basket by the side of Frank Martin’s desk this Saturday morning resembled an avant-garde depiction of an erupting volcano.

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