The following is a review of a colleague's recent novel. The review was published on Amazon.com and Academia.edu.
Though I am not a mystery writer, I learned a good deal about writing from Ransdell’s newest novel Mariachi Murder. Her use of effective dialogue, telling details, and artful characterization allow her to develop the work’s intricate plot into a suspenseful and surprising conclusion. In addition, her strong familiarity with Mariachi music and bands certainly add to the authenticity of the story. In look forward to reading more Andy Veracruz Mysteries, which I certainly hope will closely follow this successful installment.
ISBN 978-1-61009-056-8, May 2013, Oak Tree Press