What is a guy to do when he gets kicked out of the Denver Police Department for a variety of reasons; reasons which had been connected to the murder of his own wife, and the man who had been accused of it.
In the case of the former Detective MacFarland, he eventually winds up on the streets of Denver, as a homeless alcoholic. It’s only through pure grit and determination he’s able to get a hotdog cart and begins getting back on his feet, trying to finally have his days as a detective to become a mere memory of his past.
Fortunately or unfortunately the location he has is right near the city’s courthouse. It’s there he learns about a woman who’s been accused of murdering her husband. Clues and evidence connected to the crime are beginning to be destroyed or are disappearing.
As his investigation ensues he finds the man involved in his wife’s murder and the destruction of his former career might have a hand in this murder as well. Can MacFarland solve this mystery, he just might; but you’ll have to read the book to find out for sure.
If you’ve watched detective shows on television then you might find, as I did, that Ms. Adams has used a hodge-podge of these detectives in created the detective in this book. In creating MacFarland I can see the element of Sherlock Holmes and his gang of street-wise kids collecting information, just like MacFarland uses his homeless friends. I also can see elements of other television detectives as well.
Ms. Adams has written a very cozy detective novel reminiscent of Jessica Fletcher in Murder, She Wrote; which is why I’ve decided to give this book 5 STARS.