Monday, July 18, 2016

{Kregel Blog Tour The Cantaloupe Thief (A Branigan Powers Mystery, #1) by Deb Richardson-Moore

Book Description:  A crime novel set in NE Georgia, USA, and featuring a reporter, Branigan Powers, who is commissioned to investigate a cold case, an unsolved murder of a wealthy widow ten years previously. She enlists the help of Malachi Ezekiel Martin, a homeless man who is both a possible suspect and a possible sleuth: the idea being that homeless people get overlooked, and hence see things that are concealed from the rest of the population. An important twist in the story is that Branigan’s own twin brother is a derelict, his promising career destroyed by drugs. This is the first in an intended series of novels featuring Branigan, Martin, and Branigan’s friend Liam, who runs a shelter for the homeless.

My Thoughts:  A ten year unsolved mystery and a on.the.scoop.reporter.  What a crime and what a reporter!
Homeless man seems to somehow be involved intros age old crime.  But Billy, the homeless man, is also mentally unstable.  
Poor Branigan Powers does not have an easy time with this investigation.  So, she enlists the help of a homeless man, Malachi Ezekiel Martin.  However, Malachi is also a suspect in the crime.  But it becomes apparent that homeless individuals are invisible to others so Malachi also becomes a great sleuth.
Deb richardson-Moore is a pastor and ministers to the homeless so it was quite interesting to see the homeless portrayed in such a true way.
This is a clever, cozy mystery that will draw into the passages of another's life.
Of course, as Branigan is pulled into this case it becomes apparent that she needs to solve this mystery before she or a family member become the next target.
What an interesting story for the armchair detective.

*This book was provided for review by Kregel Publications*

  • Series: A Branigan Powers Mystery
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Lion Fiction (June 27, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1782641920
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782641926

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