Book Review & Giveaway: The Cable Car Mystery by Greg Messel

9 Jun

Cable Car Mystery

Title: Cable Car Mystery
Author: Greg Messel
Publisher: Sunbreaks Publishing
Pages: 180
Genre: Mystery/Romance
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On the hottest day of the year in San Francisco in 1959, Private Detectives Sam and Amelia Slater are contemplating fleeing the city for their Stinson Beach house. However, when Sam decides to take a cable car ride to run some errands on the lazy summer day, he’s suddenly thrust into the spotlight when he rescues a woman who fell onto the busy street. Sam pulls the mysterious red haired woman out of the path of an oncoming cable  car in the nick of time. The entire incident is captured by a newspaper photographer who splashes Sam’s heroics all over the front page. Sam is troubled not only by his new status as a city hero, but by the rescued woman’s plea for help. She whispers to Sam that she didn’t fall from the cable car but was pushed. She is frightened and disappears into the crowd before Sam can get more details. A San Francisco newspaper launches a campaign to find the mystery woman and Sam hopes to cross paths with her again.
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Meanwhile, Amelia is troubled by the sudden disappearance of her elderly neighbor. Two thuggish younger men who now occupy the house next door say he took a sudden trip. One night when she’s alone Amelia grabs a flashlight and finds some disturbing clues in her neighbor’s garage. What really happened to her neighbor? Amelia is determined to find out.
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Award winning author Greg Messel spins a new tale of intrigue in Cable Car Mystery, the sixth book in the Sam Slater Mystery series set in at the 1950s in San Francisco.
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Available on Amazon.
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My Review

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

I had already read two Sam Slater novels, Fog City Strangler and Shadows in the Fogand I was looking forward to reading more about Sam Slater and his wife Amelia.

Sam sort of stumbles into a case when he rescues a woman from being hit by a cable car. Before she disappears, she tells him that she’d been pushed off the cable car. After Sam’s pic appears in the newspaper, the girl’s boyfriend hires Sam and Amelia to find her.

Cable Car Mystery is a quick read full of suspense. I like the historical information that’s included in these books. Greg Messel is good at throwing in a tidbit of history here and there during the course of the story. And there are black and white photos from the 1950’s at the beginning of each chapter. 

I definitely recommend Cable Car Mystery if you like a good private eye mystery.

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About the Author

 
Greg MesselGreg Messel has spent most of his adult life interested in writing, including a career in the newspaper business. He won a Wyoming Press Association Award as a columnist and has contributed articles to various magazines. Greg lives in Edmonds, Washington on Puget Sound with his wife Jean DeFond.
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Greg has written nine novels. His latest is Cable Car Mystery” which is the sixth in a series of mysteries set in 1959 San Francisco. “Shadows In The Fog,” ”Fog City Strangler,” “San Francisco Secrets,” “Deadly Plunge” are sequels to the first book in the series “Last of the Seals.” His other three novels are “Sunbreaks,” “Expiation” and “The Illusion of Certainty.”
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For More Information

 

Giveaway!

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Greg Messel is giving away an autographed copy of his book, FOG CITY STRANGLER, & an autographed copy of his book, SHADOWS IN THE FOG!
 
Terms & Conditions:
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By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive an autographed copy of his book FOG CITY STRANGLER  and one winner will be chosen to win an autographed copy of SHADOWS IN THE FOG
This giveaway begins May 2 and ends on June 30.
Winners will be contacted via email on July 1.
Winner has 48 hours to reply.
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Good luck everyone!
 

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