Monday, October 6, 2014

The Red Hot Fix
by TE Woods

Publisher: Alibi
Pages: 288
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  What do you say, Morton Grant, Chief of Detectives? You got what it takes to find me? Show me a move. . . . Or I’ll have to show you one of mine.
 
A little more than a year after the Fixer killings, Detective Mort Grant of the Seattle P.D. once again has his hands full. In the last four months, seven men have been murdered in seedy pay-by-the-hour motels: first strangled, then tied with rope and set on a bed of crushed mothballs, with a red lipstick kiss planted on their foreheads. Speculation abounds that the killer is a prostitute who’s turning her tricks into dead men. The press has taken to calling her “Trixie.”
 
As Mort follows scant leads in the case, he can’t help but feel continued guilt over his involvement with the Fixer. Though the public holds her up as a folk hero, a vigilante who seeks justice when the system fails, Mort cannot shake the fact that serious crimes have been committed. And though legend says she has vanished, Mort knows exactly where the Fixer is—and he’s conspiring to keep her hidden.
 
As Trixie strikes again, Mort suddenly finds himself and his family in the crosshairs. Because these new murders are not random, and their perpetrator is hell-bent on luring Mort into a sick and twisted game. If he’s not careful, he’s going to need Fixing.



Kritters Thoughts:  Book two in a series or trilogy and before you read this review, you are going to want to read book one!

Now that that is out of the way, if you are a fan of the mystery genre, you should absolutely read these books.  Not only is there a main story line with a who dun it, there are fantastic underlying story lines that weave in and out.  The main story in this book is a lady of the night who is taking out clients and Mort must find out who this lady is.  Lydia is back in this book and has an investigation of her own that smartly ties into Mort's case.  

With great characters and fantastic action, TE Woods writes a great thriller that a reader of the genre will find fresh and new.  I absolutely loved the inclusion of little parts that were from the mouth of "Trixie" - it may be weird, but it is fun to hear from the mouth of the culprit.  

Again, I would start at the beginning, but this is a great sequel.


Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2014 Challenge: 54 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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