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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Goodreads Reviewer Recommends New Mystery

Willowtree A Bruce DelReno Mystery
by Mike Bove
Author's Web site:
Genre: fiction, mystery
ISBN: 9781463720032

Reviewed by Pauline Tilbe, originally for

This was an enjoyable read. Mike Bove's first book, and the story behind the story is almost as good as the book itself.

I'll let you learn the details about Mike on your own, I'm here to review Willowtree.

Set in a small Arizona town, Bruce stumbles upon some bones. I know, you're thinking, dead person from long ago..nope, dead animal bones. It's AFTER he finds the bones that the real mystery starts. Bruce is retired and his wife is working a lot of hours, so he keeps himself busy and his mind sharp by helping the police, sort of..when he's not playing golf or giving gratis golf lessons to his friends.

It's an interesting cast of characters and the story is told by Bruce. It reads just like a narrative conversation you would imagine having over a cup of coffee, if Bruce was telling you the story in person. I don't think you need to know a lot about golf to read this, but if you know anything about golf, you will find this book quite interesting and "get" some of the underlying humor. I can't play golf worth a lick but I still "got" it.

It kept my attention. It's suitable for all adults and young readers also. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing the next Bruce DelReno adventure.

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