Murder in Silence
is a mystery tale by Gary Kassay and is part of his Duke Becker series. The gruesome murders of two different police officers conjure up rumors of vampires when it is discovered that both had their throats torn out. Inspector Duke Becker forms a squad made of dedicated members who are definitely individuals and they are being pressured to achieve a quick solve but the clues are contradictory. The investigation intensifies as Duke interrogates various experts in their fields, only to discover that one of those he consults will become of far more significance than he ever dreamed of. What will it take to find the killer? A lot of legwork and a little bit of intuition. The problem is that he may have to overcome pain and death to solve his case.
An intriguing mystery that starts a little slowly but soon begins to gather speed as some of the background is dealt with. Duke Becker is an engaging character and is surrounded by intriguing individuals (including his apparently color-blind partner who is constantly fighting the suspicion of nepotism) and his methodical investigation soon begins to shed light on the case. I had to stop and wonder whether this was actually going to be a paranormal tale given the condition of the victims but that added to the mystery. The author provides interesting glimpses of several fields that add realism to the investigation and makes this an entertaining read.
Giveaway is over, sorry.
I was provided with a copy of this title in exchange for an honest review.