Nov 222011

Laurel Dewey’s Detective Jane Perry is quickly becoming one of the most distinctive, dynamic, and unforgettable characters in suspense fiction today. She’s rock hard, but capable of extraordinary tenderness. She’s a brilliant cop, but she’s capable of making life-altering mistakes. She’s uncannily talented, and she’s heartbreakingly human.
In PROMISSORY PAYBACK Jane is called in to investigate the gruesome murder of a woman who profited greatly from the misfortunes of others. The case leaves Jane with little question about motive…and with a seemingly endless number of suspects.
My Thoughts:
Promissory Payback is a who dunnit that kept me guessing until the end. All the suspects had motive and could have done it, but in the end I was wrong and was shocked to learn who the killer actually was.
I really liked this book and would recommend it to anyone who loves a good mystery. Beware though, Jane Perry talks like a sailor!!
Laurel Dewey was born and raised in Los Angeles. She is the author of two nonfiction books on plant medicine, a Silver Spur-nominated Western novella, hundreds of articles, the Jane Perry novels, PROTECTOR, REDEMPTION, and REVELATIONS, and the Jane Perry novelette, AN UNFINISHED DEATH. She lives in Western Colorado with her husband, where she is currently working on a standalone novel.
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  3 Responses to “Promissory Payback by Laurel Dewey”

  1. Thank you for a fantastic review. I too am a new fan and need to catch up. I also want to thank you for the info regarding the new character that Ms. Dewey will be introducing, that is something I was not aware of. Great post.

  2. I enjoyed these stories too. I already downloaded some of her other books to my Nook. I'm not usually into the shorter stories but these were great.

  3. Hi Vicki,

    I think that these books have been doing the review round just lately and I already have them on my reading list.

    I have been rather converted to short stories and books just lately, although up until then I think the last time I read a short story would have been as a young child.

    They are not something which I would read on a regular basis, however occasionally it is nice to take a breather and find something fairly short which doesn't require too much effort and concentration to enjoy.

    I don't mind a bit of bad language in a book, but as these are only short stories, I wouldn't expect the use to be excessive, or it could quite spoil the experience (no one else has mentioned the bad language in these stories before).

    I am glad that you are enjoying them and your teaser paragraph was a good selection, set the scene in a few short words.

    Hope that you enjoy a lovely Thanksgiving day.


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