Friday, October 24, 2014

The Baker's Men: A Book Review

Title: The Baker's Men

Author: Donald Levin

Publisher: Poison Toe Press

Publication Date: April 20, 2014

Pages: 338

ISBN: 978-0615968568

Genre: Mystery/Crime Fiction/Police Procedural

Format: Paperback, eBook, PDF

Easter, 2009. The nation is still reeling from the previous year’s financial crisis. Ferndale Police detective Martin Preuss is spending a quiet evening with his son when he’s called out to investigate a savage after-hours shooting at a bakery in his suburban Detroit community. Was it a random burglary gone bad? A cold-blooded execution linked to Detroit’s drug trade? Most frightening of all, is there a terrorist connection with the Iraqi War vets who work at the store?

Struggling with these questions, frustrated by the dizzying uncertainties of the case and hindered by the treachery of his own colleagues who scheme against him, Preuss is drawn into a whirlwind of greed, violence, and revenge that spans generations across metropolitan Detroit.

My Review:

I really enjoyed The Baker's Men. I was drawn into the plot and really wanted to find out what was going to happen next in the story. Martin Preuss is a great detective and I liked following him along as he tried to solve this murder case. I also loved the relationship he had with his son; it was so sweet. The book moves very quickly and has lots of mystery and unanswered questions from the first page; you have to keep reading to find the answers to them! I loved reading about the behind-the-scenes of police work, as well as all the investigation details. This is the second book featuring Martin Preuss, the first being Crimes of Love, but I was able to read The Baker's Men as a standalone book. There were a few instances of language, but overall I very much enjoyed The Baker's Men!

About the Author:

An award-winning fiction writer and poet, Donald Levin is the author of The Baker’s Men, the second book in the Martin Preuss mystery series; Crimes of Love, the first Martin Preuss mystery; The House of Grins, a mainstream novel; and two books of poetry, In Praise of Old Photographs and New Year’s Tangerine.

Widely published as a poet and with twenty-five years’ experience as a professional writer, he is dean of the faculty and professor of English at Marygrove College in Detroit. He lives in Ferndale, Michigan, the setting for his Martin Preuss mysteries.

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I received a book from the author in exchange for a review, however all opinions are 100% honest and my own.

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