A Risky Undertaking for Loretta Singletary

Seventh Street: Prometheus. (Samuel Craddock, Bk. 8). Jan. 2019. 272p. ISBN 9781633884908. pap. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9781633884915. M
It takes Police Chief Samuel Craddock a little while to realize his friend Loretta Singletary is missing, as he's caught up in a feud between two brothers. A new preacher in Jarrett Creek, TX, is also stirring up trouble about the local goat rodeo. But Loretta hasn't brought Craddock baked goods in a few days, and her friends are starting to fret. Seems Loretta found an online dating site for seniors and disappeared after telling others she was meeting a man. When a woman from the nearby town of Bobtail is found dead after she used the same dating site, Craddock cranks up the search for his missing friend. He needs to utilize the skills of his younger officers to uncover some surprises on a site he hopes will lead to the discovery of a living Loretta. This suspenseful homespun mystery features authentic characters, including Craddock, who narrates the story while being candid about his own shortcomings.
VERDICT Shames's award-winning series (A Killing at Cotton Hill) will appeal to fans of Steven Havill and the late Bill Crider's "Dan Rhodes" mysteries.
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