Homicide In Bronze: A Kira Logan Mystery

Homicide in Bronze by J.C. Andrew is a murder mystery set in Colinas Verde, New Mexico. When artist Kira is commissioned to sculpt two important doctors who founded the town’s hospital, she is eager to start. The project is exciting, and honoring the doctors in the best way feels essential. However, not everybody is behind the project. Roselyn, a young woman in the town, is determined to bring it to a halt, convinced that her family was wronged many years ago by the doctors being honored. Suddenly, strange things start happening, meant to scare Kira into leaving the project unfinished. But Kira refuses to let anything deter her from completing what she’s been brought to Colinas Verde to do. What starts as seeming pranks soon turn into incidents of injury and even death. How far is Roselyn willing to go to ensure the statues never get put up? How much is Kira willing to endure before deciding the project isn’t worth the trouble it has caused?

Andrew has mastered the mystery genre and writes in a way that grabs the reader’s attention. Without a doubt, I can say that I never quite knew what was coming next. From Roselyn’s plotting revenge to the people she pulled into the schemes with her, each new incident was unexpected and added tension. I thoroughly enjoyed how each chapter was from a different character’s point of view. The main character is Kira, the artist, whose story is told in the first person. Everyone else was told in the third-person perspective. I feel that this writing style helps get inside the minds of secondary characters and learn a little more about them without dominating the story. One relationship I enjoyed seeing evolve was that between Kira and Dee. Things started off kind of tense and almost awkward between the two. However, when Dee realizes she needs help, Kira is the person that Dee turns. That is a turning point for them, turning that relationship into one of respect and maybe even friendship.

The pacing of the story was smooth and consistent. The chapter-length made for an easy read without getting tied down trying to finish a long chapter. Each chapter was just long enough to get across what was needed perfectly without unneeded filler.

Homicide in Bronze is an engaging mystery novel that will take readers on an adventure filled with suspense and action. The characters will come alive with murder, family drama, and friendship and hold readers’ interest from the first page until the last.

Pages: 312 | ISBN : 1950101037

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