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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Book Review: Dead Louthmouth by Victoria Houston

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook,  free of charge,from Tyrus Books, via Edelweiss, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it, all opinions are my own.

Well since we were talking about nature and spring water earlier today,
 this is a fitting book to share!

dead loudmouth cover


The sheriff and local dentist solve crimes in Loon Lake (northern Wisconsin). 

It's a bright summer morning in Loon Lake when Police Chief Lewellyn Ferris is called to the scene of a horrific accident that occurred in the dead of night at a local gentleman's club. The club is owned by one of the victims, a member of the private Deer Creek Fishing and Hunting Preserve and the scion of a wealthy Wisconsin family. When the county coroner is unavailable due to a car accident, Chief Ferris deputizes her close friend and fellow fly-fisherman, retired dentist "Doc" Osborne, to step in.

Osborne's discovery of mysterious footprints confirms Chief Ferris's suspicions: this is no accident; it's murder. Leaning on Doc Osborne for his forensic and interrogation skills, Lew also hopes to enlist the help of Ray Pradt, fishing guide and expert tracker. But Ray's time is limited as he is coaching the University of Wisconsin's fishing team in a muskie fishing tournament. Things get complicated when Doc Osborne's granddaughter disappears on the first day of the tournament. Sunny June days turn dark as a desperate search ensues.


In this latest addition (Book 16!) to the Loon Lake Mystery series (you can read our review about the previous book, Dead Rapunzel), Houston allows Lewellyn and Doc's relationship to truly blossom, as they have to help each other to solve not one 2 mysteries, one of which strikes very close to home. It's always fun to read these books and learn about fly fishing, and to have the central FEMALE character being the pro, and one the guys come to to ask for instructions from! But Lew is no light weight, as she shows as she rapidly solves both cases, with help from Doc and Ray. Slipping back into this series, is like going to the Lake House for Summer- calm, comfortable and easy. Once you read one, you'll be hooked too! And with 15 previous books to read in the series, you can spend your time this Summer mentally out on Loon Lake with Lew and Doc, even if you can't be there in person!

About the Author:

In her teens and twenties, mystery author Victoria Houston was the classic hometown girl who couldn't wait to leave her small Wisconsin town. She has not only returned to her hometown, Rhinelander, but she has based her popular mystery series in the region’s fishing cultureCheck out her website for more info on the Loon Lake series!

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