Title: Murder and Mayhem (Murder and Mayhem #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Rhys Ford (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: June 5, 2015 – 236 pgs
Dead women tell no tales.
Former cat burglar Rook Stevens stole many a priceless thing in the past, but he’s never been accused of taking a life—until now. It was one thing to find a former associate inside Potter’s Field, his pop culture memorabilia shop, but quite another to stumble across her dead body.
Detective Dante Montoya thought he’d never see Rook Stevens again—not after his former partner’d falsified evidence to entrap the jewelry thief and Stevens walked off scot-free. So when he tackled a fleeing murder suspect, Dante was shocked to discover the blood-covered man was none other than the thief he’d fought to put in prison and who still made his blood sing.
Rook is determined to shake loose the murder charge against him, even if it means putting distance between him and the rugged Cuban-Mexican detective who brought him down. If one dead con artist wasn’t bad enough, others soon follow, and as the bodies pile up around Rook’s feet, he’s forced to reach out to the last man he’d expect to believe in his innocence—and the only man who’s ever gotten under Rook’s skin.
I was given this in return for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads.
Murder and Mayhem was a very faced paced murder mystery. The plot was was very intense which kept you interested in the story.
I loved how Rook and Dante started off with a strained relationship, but sparks still flew off the page with their feelings. They had this relationship where Dante was always trying to find reasons to arrest Rook.
My favorite comment from Rook was:
“First time you fuck me, there’d better be warm sheets and a soft pillow under my ass. Forewarned, Montoya. Forewarned”
This was a fantastic book. I look forward to reading more of this series as it comes out. Love between a cop and a criminal always makes for an exciting story.
Rhys Ford was born and raised in Hawai’i then wandered off to see the world. After chewing through a pile of books, a lot of odd food, and a stray boyfriend or two, Rhys eventually landed in San Diego, which is a very nice place but seriously needs more rain.
Rhys admits to sharing the house with three cats of varying degrees of black fur and a ginger cairn terrorist. Rhys is also enslaved to the upkeep a 1979 Pontiac Firebird, a Toshiba laptop, and an overworked red coffee maker.