Three Devils Dancing
May 29, 2011
Author: Keith Donnelly
Hardcover: 296 pages
Publisher: John F. Blair, Publisher
This is the third book in Keith Donnelly's Youngblood crime mystery series.
What jumped out at me was that I really liked the characters in the book. Well, the good guys anyway. Usually in mystery novels, the lead character is filled with anger and angst and everyone surrounding them have deep issues and mental scars.
While the characters are real in that they do have issues, they're all people you wouldn't mind hanging out with for a couple of hours at a BBQ. To me, that allows a book to become much more interesting because you care a little more about what happens to everyone.
Donald is working on making a name for himself as a private investigator. This book intimates that he's had a few close calls in the previous stories (the Dew has not reviewed them) and that he's become a little more cautious than usual in his work. He has a new family unit, with his girlfriend and a young girl, not related, living with him and he wants to ensure their safety.
But when he takes on two cases at the same time - one a young girl's murder and the second a baby kidnapping - things become more complicated. He finds himself in the limelight with a killer getting ticked off at him while at the same time having a favor being called in by one of the biggest drug runners in the state.
Will Donald solve a murder, a kidnapping and pull off a favor, all without ending up in prison or dead?
Read and find out!