Suzanne F. Kingsmill is a zoologist by training and the author of the Cordi Oâ€™Callaghan mystery series, four non-fiction books, and numerous magazine articles. She lives in Toronto.
Dying for Murder
Cordi Oâ€™Callaghan is trapped on a remote island research station and in way over her head. While a hurricane rages, Cordi stalks a murderer â€” or is it the other way around?
Zoologist Cordi Oâ€™Callaghan thinks sheâ€™s in for a relaxing birdsong study at a research station on Spaniel Island, off the coast of South Carolina. But, as usual, she canâ€™t escape the chaos that follows her everywhere she goes. As a hurricane rages, trapping her and the rest of the researchers, the director of the station is found dead under troubling circumstances.
Unable to resist a mystery, Cordi sets out to investigate, and ends up getting a crash course on the life habits of bats, sea turtles, and rattlesnakes â€” and a refresher on attempted murder.
Thereâ€™s a slickly put together plot here that begins with what appears to be a sad case of bad luck. [â€¦] Novel with a smart, three-legged cat can fail to find its audience, and Forever Dead has that and the promise of more to come.Â
Nicely done, and Cordi uses her scientific knowledge well.
The action is non-stop and the setting is incredible. The plot is complex, with twists and turns that keep Cordi and the reader on their toes.
â€¦the author does a brilliant job of weaving together past and current transgressions as the fingers are pointed at possible suspectsâ€¦If you are looking for mystery-filled thrill read with a surprise ending, this book needs to be on your TBR list.