- Stung in Santa Fe
- Troy Lambert
- July 9, 2021
- Joseph L. Stevenson
- Capital City Murders #13
The perpetrator is obvious, but the roundabout way the mystery is solved is convoluted, much like book 12 in this series. The perp could have easily gotten away with it as well, the fact that he didn’t was mind-numbingly stupid, as it should have been trivially easy to clean up after the fact. But plot contrivances demanded it not be so.
Aside from the mystery being a little meh, the world-building is nice. Shaggy’s parents are always amusing and it shows just how quickly he and Daphne have grown to trust each other, as she was his first thought after getting stung.
The audio in this book is awful. The narrator still can’t tell the difference between O and 0, he constantly mispronounces prescription throughout the story saying “perscription”, which I find to be utterly insufferable. But worse than that are the 3 (possibly more) AWFUL audio hiccups. It sounds as if the recording was badly cut mid-word or something. They’re extremely noticable and it tells me that this wasn’t listened to post-editing, the quality control just isn’t there.
NOTE: This copy was provided to me free of charge as a digital review copy. The opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone, I was not paid or requested to give this book a certain rating, suggestion, or approval.