Murder on Oak Street
by I. M. Foster
April 10 - May 5, 2023 Virtual Book Tour
Though the coroner advises him life on Long Island is far more subdued than that of the city, Daniel hasn’t been there a month when the pretty librarian, Kathleen Brissedon, asks him to look into a two-year-old murder case that took place in the city. Oddly enough, the case she’s referring to was the first one he ever worked on, and the verdict never sat right with him.
Eager for the chance to investigate it anew, Daniel agrees to look into it in his spare time, but when a fresh murder occurs in his own backyard, he can’t shake his gut feeling that the two cases are somehow connected. Can he discover the link before another life is taken, or will murder shake the peaceful South Shore village once again?
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This is a good mystery but is also a well crafted character study. Foster created such a despicable Thomas Brissedon I was just about ready to murder him myself. He was even willing to use his own children for financial gain. He had treated so many people so terribly that there are many motives for murder. Daniel is a capable investigator but there are so many lies he needs to work through it almost seems impossible for him to get to the truth.
There are not many likable characters in this novel. For me, it was only Daniel and Kathleen. Kathleen was a bit of a surprise as she investigated her father's murder a bit on her own. But even she was not completely honest with Daniel.
The historical aspect of the novel is done well and Foster's Historical Notes at the end helps establish the setting. The novel is a little long and got off to a bit of a slow start but once I got into it I found it engaging to the very end. I'll be looking for another in the series.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
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Inez is a historian and librarian, who loves to read and write and search around for her roots, genealogically speaking. She has a BA in History and an MLS in Library Science and enjoys the research almost as much as she does writing the story. In fact, many of her ideas come to her while doing casual research or digging into her family history. Inez is a member of the Long Island Romance Writers, and the Historical Novel Society.
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(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)