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***** Deadly Services Review by Rox Burkey

CW Hawes brings another brilliant book to the growing mysteries of Magnolia Bluff Crime Chronicles, Ten Million Ways to Die, Book 18. Two favorite characters, Harry Thurgood and Reverend Ember Cole, kick it off with flirtatious, witty banter between sips of Harry’s renowned coffee. These two have an evolving relationship of love and admiration. Will the nosey town gossips attempt to block their happiness, or are they simply jealous of their prior success in making a dynamite investigative team?

When a traveling evangelist and his large family descend upon the town, the atmosphere is charged with mystery and intrigue. Despite their divine voices, The Reston Family Singers lead a life far from Christian. Behind their smiles, dark secrets lurk. For them, death might prove a salvation. Harry and Ember find themselves thrust into a homicide investigation, with Harry himself becoming a prime suspect. As the plot thickens, Mr. Hawes skillfully weaves a tale that keeps readers on the edge of their seats, eagerly joining the search to unravel this action-packed mystery.

For mystery crime fans, Ten Million Ways to Die offers a thrilling adventure with a complex plot that twists and turns. The escalating state of affairs with Scarlet Hayden and the spiteful Mary Lou Fight adds a layer of tension, while Harry and Ember’s romance provides a welcome respite. Fergus, the town drunk, is a memorable character who shouldn’t be overlooked.

Whether new to the series or a long-time fan, the masterful character development, particularly by CW Hawes, will undoubtedly captivate and warrant a read of the highly recommended series.

About the Author

CW Hawes is a storyteller who spins yarns in many different formats: novels, short stories, stage plays, screenplays, and poetry. He’s authored a bestselling novel and he’s won several awards with his poetry.

His love of fine food, interesting places, philosophy, music, art, and history is evident in each of his tales.

He writes in many genres: horror, mystery, science fiction, post-apocalyptic, decopunk, occult detective, and weird.

CW makes his home in Katy, Texas with his wife and cat.

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    2 replies to "10 Million Ways to Die"

    • CW Hawes

      Thanks Rox! Appreciate the review and am glad that the book brought you some pleasure. The Magnolia Bluff Crime Chronicles is a fabulous series and I’m glad to be a part of it.

      • RoxBurkey

        Hey CW, thank you for the visit. It is a fab story. I hope you have another one in the works. Love, Love the adventures in Magnolia Bluff

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