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***** Massive Turmoil —– Review by Rox Burkey

CW Hawes masterfully deepens the characters in his latest installment of the Magnolia Bluff Crime Chronicles, book 21, Who Mourns Elektra? The narrative is enriched by the growth of our protagonists, Harry Thurgood and Reverend Ember Cole, who have evolved positively in the small town. In contrast, characters like Mary Lou Fight spiral downwards with bitterness-filled hearts. As the death toll rises, Detective Reece Sovern is determined to solve the murders, suspecting Harry and Ember. Can the duo prove their innocence?

The suspense in Who Mourns Elektra? is a rollercoaster ride, escalating with each murder and keeping readers on the edge of their seats. The possible motives seem like a tangled web, making the investigation more intriguing. How many more lives must be taken before the truth is revealed? The intricate mystery unfolds with every dialogue, revealing a new facet of each character’s soul. Mary Lou Fight’s relentless pursuit to remove Reverend Cole from preaching in her church adds another layer of tension to the plot, making it a must-read for all murder mystery enthusiasts.

Who Mourns Elektra? is a murder mystery that will keep you engaged from the beginning to the end. The story is so well written that readers constantly flip pages to solve the mystery. If you are a fan of murder mysteries, then you will love CW Hawes’s masterful storytelling abilities. Although the book can be read as a standalone, it is highly recommended that you read all the stories in the series to understand Magnolia Bluff better.

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 can be seen 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 "Who Mourns Elektra?"

    • Jan Sikes

      Congratulations to Mr. Hawes! This looks like another wonderful addition to the Magnolia Bluff stories. Thank you for sharing, Rox!

      • RoxBurkey

        It is a remarkable whodunit, Jan. I can’t wait for the next one. Thank you for stopping in.

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