Book Review & Giveaway: Blood of the Dragonfly by Hawk MacKinney

Book Title:  Blood of the Dragonfly ( The Moccasin Hollow Mystery Series – Book V)
Author:  Hawk MacKinney
​Category:  Adult Fiction (18+), 227 pages
Genre:  Mystery/Suspense
Publisher:  Sage Words Publishing
Release date:  Feb 2021
Content Rating:  PG. There are graphic death scenes.


Book Description:

While dangling a fishing hook from his flat bottom skiff before dawn, former SEAL-turned-PI Craige Ingram spots grey-black smoke coiling above the treetops across the river in the direction of the Georgia bayous and Corpsewood Manor. Bayou or bogs, fire in the uncut cypress and pines bodes a sense that the river is no barrier to the fire that threatens his ancestral home, Moccasin Hollow. Neither are the bodies later found in the burned mansion of Corpsewood Manor. Craige wastes no time in helping his ex-SEAL buddy Lt. Graysen MacGerald who is now Head of Buckingham Homicide Investigations by unofficially investigating the bodies and an exquisite dragonfly brooch found in the mansion with a reputation for evil, hauntings, and mystery.


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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Craige Ingram and his ex-SEAL friends are working on another murder case. This mystery occurs in Craige’s neck of the woods at Corpsewood Manor. Two bodies are found after the manor burns down. A dragonfly brooch is also found. Is it connected to the murders?

While they’re working on the case, a woman shows up who Craige and Spinner know all too well. They want to know why she is really here and if it has to do with the case.

There are so many questions! As usual, everything eventually fits into place so I had to keep reading to find out how.

Like the other books in The Moccasin Hollow Series, it took me a while to get into the book, I think partly because the author includes a lot of back story at the beginning so it does stand alone if you haven’t read the other books. It would be beneficial, though, to read Dead Gold before you read this one.

Once it got going, it was full of suspense, action, and twists. I also liked the ending. It’s definitely a book you’ll want to read if you like murder mysteries.

About the Author

Hawk MacKinney began writing mysteries for his school newspaper, served in the US Navy for over 20 years, earned two postgraduate degrees with studies in languages and history, taught postgraduate courses in the United States and Jerusalem, authored professional articles and chordate embryology texts on fetal and adult anatomy, and is well known for his works of fiction. 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. Both his CAIRNS OF SANCTUARIE science fiction series and the MOCCASIN HOLLOW MYSTERY series have received worldwide recognition.

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Giveaway

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3 thoughts on “Book Review & Giveaway: Blood of the Dragonfly by Hawk MacKinney

  1. Hawk MacKinney April 20, 2021 / 12:54 pm

    Bound 4 Escape – Thank you for hosting/reviewing BLOOD OF THE DRAGONFLY, Book-5 in the MOCCASIN HOLLOW MYSTERY SERIES – it is much appreciated. Book-6 in the mystery series is in final edit as well as the working draft of the next sci-fi title in that series. An earlier prequel title, MOCCASIN TRACE, is a historical romance, establishing the bloodline(s) of serial protagonist Craige Ingram in the Moccasin Hollow series.

    Hawk MacKinney
    http://www.hawkmackinneyauthor.com

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