I’ve recently had the honor of reading two books in the Jane Perry series by Laurel Dewey as part of my first Blog Tour! I enjoyed both of these books, which were very quick reads and I hope that you will enjoy them too!
I have to say, I sat down to read, expecting to start this series, I never intended to read both books I had received in one sitting!
In UNREVEALED, Dewey gives us four indelible portraits of Jane Perry:
ANONYMOUS: One of Jane’s first AA meetings leads her to an encounter with a woman in need of her detection skills…and a secret she never expected to uncover.
YOU CAN’T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER: Forced by her boss to speak at a high school career day, Jane meets a troubled boy and finds that his story is only the beginning of a much more revealing tale.
YOU’RE ONLY AS SICK AS YOUR SECRETS: An early-morning homicide call introduces Jane to a mystery as layered as it is unsuspected.
THINGS AREN’T ALWAYS WHAT THEY SEEM: Jane finds herself sharing a 2:00 am conversation at a downtown bar with an old acquaintance. Will the bloody night that proceeded this moment complicate Jane’s intentions?
I really enjoyed Unrevealed as it was my first time to read any of Dewey’s work! I found Jane Perry to be a very real and enjoyable detective! (And living south of Denver, I enjoyed the setting in a familiar place!!) These four stories were rather short and I found myself wanting to spend more and more time with Perry, despite mystery not being my typical genre!
Promissory Payback 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 this novelette, 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.
I have to say, this book was a page turner! Once I started, I couldn’t put it down and I found myself analyzing all the information I was giving trying and trying to beat Jane Perry to finding out who the killer was!
Promissory Payback is a quick novelette that is a great way to introduce yourself to Laurel Dewey’s writing!
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.