Book Review: Hidden Chamber of Death by Hawk MacKinney

8 Mar

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About the Book

Hidden Chamber of Death is a compelling tale of intrigue, murder, deception and suspense that leads retired Navy SEAL/part-time private investigator Craige Ingram in search of the connection between seemingly random murders and a banking conspiracy.

​Working with the local homicide investigator, who just happens to be a former Navy buddy, Craige Ingram’s attempts to protect a lonely widow and solve the case before another person dies are only thwarted by a psychotic killer whose motivation is based on pure depraved pleasure. In this first book of the MOCCASIN HOLLOW MYSTERY SERIES, the instincts and skills Ingram and his buddy acquired as Navy SEALS are tested to their limits.

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My Review

I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

When I read the prologue, I was afraid this was going to be a long, slow read. It wasn’t even a page long and it contained names like PI Craige Howelle Graeme Roynane Ingram and SEAL Commanding Officer Craige ‘Peadinger’ Ingram, and that was just one person. Luckily, the prologue was short and wasn’t indicative of what was to come.

Hidden Chamber of Death is a murder mystery with multiple murders and multiple bad guys. Besides a psychotic killer on the loose, there are some shady things happening at the bank where the first victim worked. I was kept guessing who was involved, how they were involved, and what exactly they were involved in. 

The characters were well developed. It was easy for me to feel for Terri and Jeff who had recently lost their husband and dad, respectively. They both seem to be dealing with it well. When Craige enters their lives, he’s good for both of them. He’s not only a PI but he’s a good guy and he’s been around the block a time or two.

I definitely recommend Hidden Chamber of Death if you like a good mystery. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.

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Author’s Bio

2016-03-07_21-32-54Internationally acclaimed author and public speaker, Hawk MacKinney began writing mysteries for his school newspapers. Following graduation, he served in the US Navy for over 20 years. While serving as a Navy Commander, he also had a career as a full-time faculty member at several major state medical facilities. He earned two postgraduate degrees with studies in languages and history. He has taught postgraduate courses in both the United States and Jerusalem, Israel.

In addition to professional articles and texts on fetal and adult anatomy, Hawk has authored several novels that have received national and international recognition.Moccasin Trace, a historical novel, was nominated for the prestigious Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction and the Writers Notes Book Award. This was followed by the Craige Ingram Mystery Series. In a change of direction, October of 2012 saw the release of Hawk’s first science fiction novel, The Bleikovat Event, in The Cairns of Sainctuarie series. Volume II, The Missing Planets, was released in 2014 with Volume III in the works.

​Hawk’s latest project focuses on The Moccasin Hollow Mystery Series. Hidden Chamber of Death is Book 1 in the series.

 

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2 Responses to “Book Review: Hidden Chamber of Death by Hawk MacKinney”

  1. Hawk MacKinney March 8, 2016 at 12:26 pm #

    Bound4Escape – Thank you for hosting/reviewing Hidden Chamber of Death, Book 1 in the Moccasin Hollow Mystery Series. Your concise multiple murders, bad guy & a creepy psychotic malevolence caught the intended spooky confusion. Book 2, Westobou Gold is currently in cover design. An earlier release, the historical romance Moccasin Trace, establishes the bloodline(s) of Craige Ingram in the Moccasin Hollow Series. Again…thank U hosting/reviewing…

    Hawk MacKinney
    http://www.hawkmackinney.net

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    • sleepygirl2 March 8, 2016 at 12:38 pm #

      You’re very welcome. I always enjoy a good mystery and you definitely did not disappoint. I can’t wait for Book 2!

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