"The book... allows Tate to more fully come into herown as a formidable character on whose shoulders future procedurals could confidentially be placed." ~ Kirkus Reviews
"Bird in Hand will have prior Sam fans and newcomers thoroughly engrossed, all the way to the unexpected end." ~ D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
"Even better than the first...leaving this reader eager for a third." ~Teri Case, author of the award-winning TIGER DRIVE
I enjoyed this mystery centered on police procedure and a female heroine. Sam Tate is a woman dedicated to her detective responsibilities, even while she deals with her childhood tragedy. I felt there was a good balance of character development and police procedure.
The plot was interesting, incorporating a combination of dealing in art objects and hunting for treasure. I really liked liked one of the final scenes with the teens. That was an enjoyable twist to the historical part of the novel. And I liked the setting. I think I got a good feel for the Chesapeake Bay and the various levels of society owning homes there.
Stern ends this novel with a certain indication there is more to Sam Tate's story. I'll be looking for the next in the series.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Published by: Ruthenia Press
Publication Date: September 3, 2020
Number of Pages: 289
ISBN: 0999548743 (ISBN-13: 978-0999548745)
Series: Sam Tate Mystery, #2
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads
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