I thoroughly enjoyed this mystery that has a little bit of everything. There's the Cinderella story - only in this book it's a deserving police detective that inherits mansions, land, money, a restaurant, and more. Along with his famous mother's assets is a personal secretary who is cute, fun, and smart. And then there's the dog - more of a liability, perhaps.
Of course, there is murder, and not just one. To solve these murders, our police detective must look closely at love triangles, neighborhood animosities, get-rich quick schemes, and even a mob connection. The story has lots of twists and turns and unexpected elements.
Carr writes well and the story flows easily from beginning to end. I liked the main characters and hope to see them in a follow-up book. I would love to read more books by Carr even if her next book is a stand alone.
I just looked and discovered that this book IS part of a series. It's book 3 of the Mac Faraday Mysteries. Hooray, that there are 2 books I am looking forward to reading. Shucks, why do so often I find myself in the middle of series?
***Note added several hours later: Thank-you to Lauren Carr for leaving a comment and providing the correct information about her Mac Faraday series. It's Murder, My Son is book 1. Next is Old Loves Die Hard, then Shades of Murder. Out in January is Blast from the Past. Oh, goody! I'm in with the first book and have 3 more to look forward to.
** I received a copy of It's Murder, My Son from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was received.