Double Duplicity: A Shandra Higheagle Mystery
Book one of the Shandra Higheagle Native American Mystery Series
On the eve of the biggest art event at Huckleberry Mountain Resort, potter Shandra Higheagle finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation. She’s ruled out as a suspect, but now it’s up to her to prove the friend she’d witnessed fleeing the scene was just as innocent. With help from her recently deceased Nez Perce grandmother, Shandra becomes more confused than ever, but just as determined to discover the truth.
Detective Ryan Greer prides himself on solving crimes and refuses to ignore a single clue, including Shandra Higheagle’s visions. While Shandra is hesitant to trust her dreams, Ryan believes in them and believes in her. Together they discover the gallery owner wasn’t the respectable woman she’d portrayed. Can the pair uncover enough clues for Ryan to make an arrest before one of them becomes the next victim?
“Mystery, romance, small town, and Native American heritage combine to make a compelling read.”~MysteriesEtc
Reviews for the Book
Shandra receives a call from one of the Gallery owners wanting to speak with Shadra about her pottery pieces for the upcoming art event. When Shandra arrives at the Gallery she unexpectedly stumbles on a murder scene. She is found at the scene and immediately handcuffed by an eager rookie office. Once Detective Ryan arrives he knows that Shandra is not the murderer as she has no blood on her hands or clothes. Shandra keeps showing up in Ryans investigation so he decides to allow her to help him in a limited capacity. There is instant chemistry between these two. I really liked this book, I have read several other books in this series prior to reading this first book. I really enjoyed seeing how Shandra and Ryan originally met. I love the characters; my favorite being Shandra. She is a strong female lead who is very in touch with her artistic side and is learning to embrace her Native American Heritage. The descriptions of the setting are well done, you can really picture everything as if you are there. The mystery has a great pace with several twists and turns and suspects along the way. I was very surprised at the end who the actual killer is. There is something for everyone offered in this book… romance, paranormal, suspense, animals, female leads, small-town charm, and Native American Heritage. I recommend this book to all mystery lovers. - KTempleton