My Love Affair with Gordon Butler…
July 8, 2012
So much fun reading the next installment in a series you really like!
In the early days when I first started reading F. M. Meredith’s Rocky Bluff series I was immediately smitten with Gordon Butler, one of Rocky Bluff ‘s officers. Something about him touched a sympathetic note somewhere within. Well, in No Bells, Marilyn’s latest in the series, Gordon gets to star! Indeed, I’ve already waxed-on about how the Rocky Bluff cast of characters feels like family in a recent Amazon review.
In this particular adventure the reader gets to know more about all the different “home” families of the Rocky Bluff “police department” family. I especially liked catching up with the Navarros–another interesting family.
I’m an avid mystery fan and love good characters and interesting back stories, so I thoroughly enjoyed Marilyn’s latest in this series. Finished in two days, and it took that long only because my eyes wore out. Would have stayed up all night to find out what was going to happen–murder wise, and character wise. A mark of a good story teller.
As always, Marilyn’s writing is snappy, moving you along effortlessly through the story. And most importantly, making you care about Gordon and what will happen to him physically and emotionally. For me, a key to holding my interest in a story. Yep, Gordon is my favorite, (sorry Stacey and Doug–though I do like you too) and in this book, I sure found myself cheering for Gordon. If you’re also a Gordon Butler fan, this is a story for you. And if you’re not familiar with Marilyn’s writing, her style is so smooth–never getting in the way of the story. Enjoyable all the way.
Looking forward to many more adventures in “Rocky Bluff Land.” And Gordon is welcome at my house anytime–as I once mentioned in an earlier post on An Axe to Grind… https://mmgornell.wordpress.com/?s=spare+bedroom
And lucky me, I’ll be seeing Marilyn soon in Vegas at the annual PSWA Conference.