Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Review of Codename Chimera by J. K. Persy

Synopsis: "A famous millionaire dies under mysterious circumstances in the Brooklyn ghetto. What it was that made him go to such a dangerous place at night remains a mystery. The only clue is a book, Mythical Creatures of Ancient Greece, left on his body and opened at a page on Chimera. Private detective Kevin Kris takes on the case, helped by Penny, his trusty assistant, and Michael, his best friend. They soon uncover a chain of bloody events shrouded in mystery from the past. Little by little the private detective and his friends discover the real truth hidden by the Man With No Face."

My Review: I do not normally read mysteries but the mythology element to this one really had me intrigued. I found this to be an excellent mystery that kept you thinking and puzzling throughout the story. I did find the main character, Private Eye Kevin Kris to be a little too perfect, always seeming to have the advantage and coming out of situations unscathed. I did however love the brain teasers throughout, so even when the story seems to lull a little bit your brain is still turning on something.
My Rating: I was surprised how much I enjoyed this one, but the pages definitely kept turning and I wanted to know what happened.  I give it a rating of Three Paws and a Stump Wag.
Codename Chimera was sent to me by the authors for an honest review.
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  1. Sounds good. I am kinda bugged when a character is too perfect and gets away with everything but a good mystery is always fun.

    1. I never really liked mysteries before but this was a good read, kept my mind involved.