Reviewer: Mary Lignor
Title: Killer in Control - 2nd in the Key West Mystery series
Author: Dorothy Francis
Publisher: Five Star
Release Date: July 2011
Genre/Sub-genre: Cozy Mystery
Year/Setting: Present day, Key West
Overall Rating: 4.0
Sexual Content Rating: Subtle/Sensual
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: Mild/Moderate
Violent Content Rating: Moderate/Intense
Dorothy Francis's Website/Blog: www.dorothyfrancis.com
This is a great cozy. Lock the doors, turn off the phone but, keep your lights burning. This is a great read that will hold your interest from beginning to end.
Kitt Morgan has a job in law enforcement in her home town in Iowa until one night, on a call, she and her partner come upon a drug deal. Kitt shoots at a criminal, thinking he is aiming a gun at her, which she later finds out is a toy gun, and is suspended from her job. When this happens her current boyfriend cuts her loose and she heads for Key West, where her sister and brother-in-law, Janell and Rex Cummings, run a B&B to help them out and lick her wounds for a little bit, while she waits to hear from her former boss as to whether she still has a job. While there, she finds out that a former guest at the B&B was killed and the police are zeroing in on Rex as the perpetrator. Kitt is asked by her sister to help out and investigate the workers and musicians at the B&B. Kitt, in her job, has studied sociopaths and she is worried about some of the staff. She is lied to and also charmed by some and she feels that the murderer is definitely someone close. Kitt gets a call from her boss saying that she can have her job back and has been cleared in the shooting but, she now wonders if she wants to go back. She hasn't solved the Key West murder and then another murder occurs and Kitt is worried she may be on the killers list.
This is a very fast-paced story in a beautiful setting. The characters are fabulous and some are very likeable. Many surprises occur and it is an extremely well-written book. So, enjoy and I'll talk to you soon.
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