Thursday, 8 February 2018

Catching a Man

Review of Catching a Man by Elizabeth Corrigan

Today I am pleased to be able to review Elizabeth Corrigan's Catching a Man.

Set in Valeriel City the story centres around Kadin Stone, and her new job as aide to Detective Fellowes.
On her first day in her role Kadin finds herself working on the murder of Queen Callista.
Famous her love affairs Detective Fellowes believes he is working on an open and closed and the murderer is Duke Baurus DeValeriel Callista's lover who she had  just left to for good.
Kadin refuses to accept that the case is straight forward and decides to discover who the murderer is for herself.

This is the sort of fantasy/mystery novel that I adore.
Elizabeth has created varied carried who all have their own private lives and opinions.
In Kadin Stone she has formed someone most women can relate to as she tries to juggle her job, her family including her brother who insists on looking after her, and her potential relationships.
I also believe that in Kadin, Elizabeth has shown that  not only in books, but in real life too, first impressions may not be what they seem.
Elizabeth truly makes Valeriel City as real as the world around us, and the book has a 50's feel to it including clothes and hairstyles, which came to life as I read.
I truly believe that Catching a Man is a book I shall re-read again at some point in the future, and I hope she will consider writing more novels about Kadin et al.
If you love books that fall under the fantasy/mystery category I recommend that this little gem doesn't pass you by.

Five Stars out of Five

Fantasy / Mystery
Date Published: November 12, 2014

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Kadin Stone's life is finally going according to plan. She's starting her new job as a homicide detective's aide at one of the premier criminal investigation companies in Valeriel City, the capital of a 1950’s-style kingdom. Kadin is certain her new position will introduce her to any number of eligible men, so she'll finally be able to get married and stop burdening the brother who insists on supporting her.

On Kadin’s first day, the royal family calls in her team to investigate the murder of gossip-rag cover girl Queen Callista. Kadin’s superiors think it’s an open and shut case. The queen’s jilted lover Duke Baurus DeValeriel had motive, means, and opportunity, but Kadin can’t help but spot holes in their theory.

After checking into a few leads of her own, Kadin inadvertently ends up in the confidence of Duke Baurus. When she tries to share what she knows with the rest of the team, she finds them unwilling to listen to the opinion of a girl who they know is only after a ring on her finger. In order to see justice served, Kadin finds herself doing the last thing she expected when she started working for a homicide detective—solve a murder!

About the Author

Elizabeth Corrigan has degrees in English and psychology and has spent several years working as a data analyst in various branches of the healthcare industry. When she’s not hard at work on her next novel, Elizabeth enjoys singing, reading teen vampire novels, and making Sims of her characters. She drinks more Diet Coke than is probably optimal for the human body and is pathologically afraid of bees. She lives in Maryland with two cats and a blue and white Smart Car.

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