Series: A BITTER WIND MYSTERY BOOK ONE
Author: C. M. WENDELBOE
Genre: FICTION, THRILLER, MYSTERY
Length: 456 PAGES
Publisher: MIDNIGHT INK BOOKS
Received From: NETGALLEY
Release Date: OCTOBER 8, 2017
Price: $15.99 USD (PAPERBACK)
Rating: 5 OUT OF 5 STARS 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Former Denver homicide detective Arn Anderson never thought he’d be broke enough to take on a cold murder case. Or desperate enough to do it with a TV reporter. Or pathetic enough to go back to his rundown childhood home, after he swore he’d left Cheyenne for good.
But here he is, hunting a serial killer who also appears to have come out of retirement.
On the eve of the tenth anniversary of the murders, the Five Point Killer is back for blood—and Arn could be next.
Do you enjoy thrilling mysteries with head-shaking twists that you won’t see coming? If you do, HUNTING THE FIVE POINT KILLER is the book for you.
This is the first book in a new series following a retired former Denver Policeman named Arn Anderson.
Arn left Cheyenne many years ago and had planned never to return. That was before he lost both his beloved wife and his mother. After their deaths he became the sole owner of the now dilapidated, but once regal home built by his great-grandfather.
After leaving the house boarded up for almost a decade, Arn has decided to renovate and to bring it back to its former glory. However, renovations are more expensive and much more difficult than Arn had anticipated. So, when an old friend, a reporter for the local news channel, offers Arn a job helping her to investigate a cold case, Arn reluctantly agrees.
Thinking that he may rattle a few feathers, but not caring in the slightest, Arn puts his investigative talents to work.
What happens next will put lives in danger as the serial killer becomes active once again.
Author C.M. Wendelboe has mastered the art of character believability. Arn Anderson may be a brilliant detective, but he is also human. He has flaws, and is due to these flaws that he comes across as so “real.” As readers learn more about Arn’s past, the reasons behind some of his actions and behaviors become clear, exactly as it is in everyday life.
The Five Point Killer is unlike any other serial killer I have read about in the past few years and everytime I thought I had pinned down his (or her) identity, something else would happen to change my guess. Even the ending was unexpected and as far as I am concerned, this is the earmark of a truly great mystery. I rate this book as 5 out of 5 Stars. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
C.M. WENDELBOE entered the law enforcement profession when he was discharged from the Marines as the Vietnam war was winding down. In the 1970s, his career included assisting federal and tribal law enforcement agencies embroiled in conflicts with American Indian Movement activists in South Dakota.
He moved to Gillette, Wyoming, and found his niche, where he remained a sheriff’s deputy for more than 25 years. In addition, he was a longtime firearms instructor at the local college and within the community.
During his 38-year career in law enforcement he served successful stints as police chief, policy adviser, and other supervisory roles for several agencies. Yet he always has felt most proud of “working the street.”
He was a patrol supervisor when he retired to pursue his true vocation as a fiction writer.
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ABOUT THE PUBLISHER:
Celebrating ten years of the very best in mystery fiction, Midnight Ink publishes everything from quirky cozies to chilling thrillers.
From the outset, Midnight Ink has been dedicated to sleuthing out and fostering new talent, from their longest standing series by Jess Lourey, Sue Ann Jaffarian and Karen MacInerney to award-winning mysteries by G.M. Malliet and Catriona McPherson.
Prepare to burn the midnight oil with a Midnight Ink mystery.
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