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The Parcel Express Murders Book Review

Phyllis Rhodes

A series of murders places veteran detectives Eddie Clark and his partner, Hall, on a bizarre crime-solving adventure. Enter Dr. Samoa Tate, a clinical psychiatrist and best friend to Hall's wife, who immediately attracts the attention of Eddie.   They begin dating and as the complexity of the murders increase, so does the intricacy within their budding relationship.  The reader learns that Samoa has issues trusting men because of her father's abandonment of the family before her birth.   Eddie has to deal with Samoa's distrust, political pressure to solve the murders, and a very awkward situation with one of the main suspects.

Although billed as a mystery, this reader thought that the strong character and interpersonal relationship development in the story made The Parcel Express Murders read more like a romance/relationship novel rather than a murder mystery.  The author does a good job of blending Samoa and Eddie's personal and professional lives by the conclusion of the story.  This book was an easy read filled with interesting characters.  Conner's use of dialogue and smooth delivery of drama keeps the reader glued to the pages until the very end.  It is an enjoyable story for a lazy afternoon. 

The Nubian Circle Book Club rating for The Parcel Express Murders is 3.5 stars out of 5.