Deadly Puzzles : Mapleton Mysteries

  • by Terry Odell
  • Narrated by Steve Marvel
  • Series: Mapleton Mysteries
  • 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Solving a crime is like piecing together a puzzle. But what happens if the pieces don't fit?
When police chief Gordon Hepler's doctor orders him to cut down on the stress in his life or risk losing his vision, Gordon books a winter retreat at a remote bed and breakfast. Hours away from Mapleton, where nobody knows he's a cop, he plans to relax and try to forget about his eyes.
However, traveling "incognito" doesn't mean he's left his cop instincts behind. His curiosity is piqued when one of the other guests at the B&B doesn't appear to be who she claims. Before he can explore the puzzle she presents, a man shows up, pleading for help. His car's gone off the road, and his wife is inside.
Although a blizzard is approaching, Gordon can't refuse the frantic man's request and agrees to help him search. Fighting the storm, Gordon and the man struggle down a ravine to the car. What they find turns out to be one more puzzle, and it's not the last Gordon faces.
Are they unrelated coincidences? Or part of one bigger mystery? Or is he seeing a crime where none exists? Well outside his jurisdiction, with his health at stake, Gordon wonders whether he should follow his cop impulses, or remember he's on vacation and let the locals handle it. When it becomes personal, Gordon has no choice.

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Honorary six stars!

Terry Odell sets up the perfect scene for a murder in Deadly Puzzles. Seven people are cooped up in a Bed and Breakfast during a severe snowstorm: an artist, a travel blogger, a nature guide, a stranded motorist, the two owners of the B&B, and a cop. The blizzard has taken out the power and the phones. And one of the people might be a murderer. A car accident near the B&B was caused by two gunshots, and two people have been injured and two more killed, including the driver, who was killed with a bullet to his head. The drama intensifies with the fact that when the vacationing police chief from Mapleton, CO, Gordon Hepler, and the stranded driver go to find the disabled car, the driver's wife has disappeared from it.

Steve Marvel returns from the previous two Mapleton books to narrate this book, and he does a fantastic job! His voice is well-suited to the content of the book, and he really embodies the mood of the book.

I loved this book! I loved the previous two books in the series, but this was even better. It captivated my attention and kept me listening until sadly, it was over! The plot was well crafted and highly creative. I wish I could award this more than five stars, so I give it an honorary six stars!
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- Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-27-2017
  • Publisher: Terry Odell