Amazon.com link for Two Bits Four Bits by Mark Cotton
The main character is a likeable and interesting former homicide detective not quite sure what he wants for his future. He returns to his hometown for a reunion and to tie up some family matters. When the husband of a classmate is murdered, Buddy finds himself in the middle of the investigation.
I enjoyed the detail of some of the detective work that Mark Cotton provided in this mystery. Most mysteries overlook those details and just go for action, but I enjoyed getting immersed in the creative work of a detective.
There are many characters in Two Bits Four Bits that I see in regularly in small town
. I especially enjoyed the addition of the three older guys that met at the local restaurant every morning for coffee and gossip. America
This is a good mystery with several suspects that reaches a satisfying conclusion. Buddy is a character that you look forward to seeing in a book series and I hope more are in the works.