Monday, September 19, 2016
Review: Fifth Column by:Mike Hollow
About the Book:
Detective Inspector Jago investigates, uncovering deception and betrayal. At first glance, the young woman found in the early hours of the morning where bombs have landed is just another casualty of the previous night's air raid. But when the postmortem shows signs of strangulation, Detective Inspector Jago is called on to investigate.
The dead woman is smartly dressed but carries no identification. However, a local engineering company reports a staff member has failed to appear at work that morning and the body is quickly identified as that of Miss Mary Watkins.
DI Jago's initial interviews yield little fruit; no one can think of a reason why Mary would be murdered. But as the investigation continues DI Jago begins to uncover a trail of deception and betrayal.
Summer is the perfect time to sit in and read a good mystery. Mysteries come in all shapes and sizes. This a good one because it is a common who done it type of mystery. While reading, I was questioning every character that I cam across trying to figure it out before the main character.
The setting of Jago's mystery is in the infamous London. I say infamous because a lot of the mysteries I have read lately take place here. To me it gives a dark and dreary kind of feel which adds to the mystique of it all. Jago is pretty quick with putting a name to the body that is found but figuring out who actually committed the crime is proving to be harder.
The author's writing is similar to Agatha Christie and it gave a real old fashioned feel to it, which I enjoyed. All of the characters were thick, rich, and full of life.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.