(Yes, muchly is a word. At least when you are as delighted by a book as I was by Terrapin.)

You know what I love more than almost anything?

A good story.

When that story is packaged between two covers and called a book, even better. (Yeah, it's okay on my Kindle too. I'll give you that. The covers can be metaphorical.)

Terrapin A Mystery by T.M. Doran

So, given the chance to review T.M. Doran's Terrapin, I pretty much replied right away. And I pretty much read it right away.

If his first book was great writing (and I thought it was), his second is no less. And his third, Iota, is waiting for me on my review shelf like a happy present

And yet, just as your children can be related but very, very different, this book is something different than Toward the Gleam. It's more mystery, less (if any) sci-fi-ish tinge.

Doran's characters are complicated, and that makes them real. The mystery is maddening, and that makes it fun. I want to reread it, and that sets it apart on my bookshelf.

I don't want to compare Doran's writing with other big name writers, because he really stands alone, at least with the fiction that I end up picking up and reading for review. The words "impeccable," "clean," and "delightful" come to mind as I think of ways to describe it.

All in all, highly recommended.

And did I mention that it's available as a FREE DOWNLOAD until November 24, 2014?


For a limited time, Ignatius Press is giving away Terrapin as a free e-book!

AND (picture me jumping up and down) also included is his new short mystery story, The Linden Murder Case Mystery. This giveaway will be available until November 24. Here is a link about this limited time giveaway.

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Copyright 2014, Sarah Reinhard