Book 3, The Oncoming Storm series. The Gray Ghost Inn
Private Investigator Dan Landis just wants to have a nice relaxing vacation with his best friend, Leroy Brown. They’ve got two rooms booked at the luxurious Gray Ghost Inn in beautiful Warrenton, Virginia. Everything was all set except now Abbey, Dan’s new partner, has decided she wants to go too.
And wherever Dan and Abbey go, trouble isn’t too far behind. Dan, Abbey, and Doc get snowed in with a crazy crowd: Betsey Butler, the Southern Belle hostess; her obnoxious brother Dave “Big Bear” Butler; and Dave’s ex-wife, Em.
When a body turns up in the library, Dan realizes his simple vacation isn’t so simple anymore. And what’s worse, he’s trapped in the Gray Ghost Inn with a killer.
Jay Mims, author of The Five Santas and Cult of Koo Kway returns with his unique brand of storytelling, taking readers on a wild and entertaining ride into the eccentric world of Dan Landis and friends.
Amazon Link for Book 2: http://www.amazon.com/The-Cult-Kway-Oncoming-Storm-ebook/dp/B0098OBR3S/ref=pd_sim_sbs_kstore_1
Jay Mims lives two miles past nowhere with a cat he calls Eartha Kitty and his passive-aggressive Dalek roommate named Steve. Jay has two books out in the Dan Landis mystery series “The Five Santas” and “Cult of Koo Kway”. His third book, “The Gray Ghost Inn” is due out Fall 2013. When not writing Jay watches too much television, dreams of being an astronaut, and feeds carrots to the three Shetland ponies next door. Jay’s convinced that they only like him because he brings them carrots.
You know that one guy your Mother always warned you about? That’s Dan Landis, raven haired, dangerously blue eyes, and a smile that promises a wild night and breakfast in bed. He’s got a taste for danger, a tendency to run off at the mouth, and has the voice of his dead partner in his head. He’s fiercely possessive of his friends and family, is a pop culture nerd, and will never pass up an opportunity to show off. He also has a thing for jackets.
She’s a strawberry-blonde with emerald eyes, a borderline genius I.Q. and is currently working on her doctoral thesis in Art History. Abbey is Dan’s partner in crime; she’s got a heart of gold, and as Dan finds out, a right-cross that will leave you seeing stars. She brings out the best in Dan, and he can bring out the worst in her. Then again, how often does a doctoral student get a chance to save a poisoned professor, rescue Santa and take down a six foot cowboy?
If you want a sense of their relationship, just watch Bringing Up Baby. They’re a screwball comedy you just can’t put down.
I must say I really enjoyed this book. These books are murder mysteries that keep you on the edge of your seat. They were full of twists and turns. At no point during these books did I ever lose interest. I kept trying to figure out who did it while reading it.
I don’t know what to say about Dan Landis other than I love him. He is my favorite character in these books. It seems where ever he goes there is bound to be trouble. I can’t help but wondering what kind of trouble he’s gonna get in when I pick up the next book in the series. I know that no matter what I will be laughing and wondering how he does what he does.
Mysteries are the hardest for me to review because I don’t like to give spoilers and I don’t know how to say what I want without giving away stuff about the book. What I will say is that this is one of the best series I’ve read in a long time and I can’t wait to read more by Jay Mims. This is a must read series and I promise you won’t be disappointed. Thank you Jay Mims for taking me on a journey like none I’ve ever experienced.