Review: Officer Elvis

Author Gary Gusick / Reviewed by Felita Daniels / 198 Pages


This is the second book that features Darla Cavannah.  You don’t have to have read the first to enjoy this book. There are some characters from the first novel, but their introduction in this installment gives you what you need to know efficiently. Darla and most others weren’t brought to tears with the death of fellow law enforcement Tommy Reylander. He was more known for being an Elvis impersonator than for being a stellar detective. I liked the reference to The Maltese Falcon.

“When a man’s partner is killed, he’s supposed to do something about it.”

So Darla takes on the case even though the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) wouldn’t have of its own volition.

The pace of this is good with some humor sprinkled in. But it’s not goofy, wacky humor. It is a police procedural in its structure. The region and societal habits are so present, the setting is like an additional character to the story. I stayed up an hour past my self-imposed bedtime to read more. It’s good reading.

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Auhtor Photo Gary GusickGary Gusick is a retired advertising executive with over thirty years experience as a copywriter and creative director. He is a multiple winner of virtually every national and international award for creative excellence in advertising.

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