Wolfe Trap ( A Clay Wolfe/Port Essex Mystery) Book One By Matt Cost

Wolfe Trap ( A Clay Wolfe/Port Essex Mystery) Book One By Matt Cost

Clay Wolfe is a former Boston homicide detective who has left the police department to return home to Maine to care for his elderly grandfather and open a private detective agency. Haunted by being orphaned at an early age, and jaded by the corruption of the big city, Clay is happy to hit pause and investigate minor crimes. When he is hired to find out who sold the drugs that killed a six-month-old baby girl, he has no idea of the evil that he is going to uncover in the underbelly of his hometown. 

My Thoughts:

I have previously read all of the Mainely series that Matt has written and really enjoyed them. So couldn’t wait to read his new series. This is book one and it already hit me hard, I didn’t want to put the book down. It is nitty and gritty and set in a small town in Maine, I have been there before and loved it, so could imagine it more. There are lots of characters, Clay is the main character who was a homicide detective but left it to look after his grandfather and to also open up a private detective agency. We see his first case come in where he has to help a desperate grandmother find out who gave her daughter drugs and there is a baby involved. The drugs world is a dangerous place, can Clay help her before he gets himself caught up into it all? There are a mixture of characters some good and some bad. I love any book that is about being a private detective it really interests me and you don’t see many books written about it. There are some shocking twists that I didn’t see coming. I loved the beginning, middle and end and really look forward to the next book.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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Mainely Fear (A Goff Langdon Mainely Mystery Book 2) By Matt Cost

Mainely Fear (A Goff Langdon Mainely Mystery Book 2) By Matt Cost

“I want you to find out who is responsible for ruining his life and I want them to pay for it.”
This is the desire of Latricia Jones as she hires Goff Langdon to investigate her son’s arrest for burglary, vandalism, and possibly hate crimes.
Langdon is a laid back, slacker detective, happy with his work, friends, and way of life in the town of Brunswick, Maine. To complement his income in Brunswick’s scarce private detective market, Langdon also owns and operates a mystery bookstore named after his trusted companion, Coffee Dog.
He was on the fast track to success. And then something happened.
Jamal Jones is an eighteen-year-old rising star attending a post-grad prep school in central Maine to bring his grades up so he can play college basketball at the D1 level. Then he is arrested for crimes that his mother knows he committed, but not why. She’s sure someone has put him up to it, the behavior so unlike him as to be unthinkable, especially since Jamal was on the verge of beginning a better life. Latricia wants Langdon to track down those responsible for her son’s sudden turn from grace, and she wants them to pay.

My Thoughts:

This is book two in the Goff Langdon Mainely Mystery series. I have read book one which is called Mainley Power and loved it, this one was just as good maybe even better. We follow Goff trying to work out a mystery about a teenager called Jamal, his mother gets in touch with Goff after her son is arrested, he is guilty but has someone set him up and why? We meet previous characters again, can Goff and his friends find out who has set Jamal up or is there more than meets the eye? I like trying to work out the mystery alongside Goff, I never have come to the right conclusion though, I found it fast paced, I couldn’t turn the pages quick enough and there is the right amount of intrigue too. I look forward to reading book three now to see what mystery Goff has to solve next.

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Mainely Power By Matt Cost

Mainely Power By Matt Cost

Was Harold Dumphy killed to cover up something at the nuclear power plant where he was the head of security?

This is what Harold’s widow asks Goff Langdon, private detective, to find out. Langdon is a laid back, slacker detective, happy with his work, friends, and way of life in the town of Brunswick, Maine. To compliment his income in small town Maine’s scarce private detective market, Langdon also owns and operates a mystery bookstore named after his trusted companion, Coffee Dog.

Does Langdon stand a chance against corrupt cops, crooked politicians, greedy millionaires, radical environmentalists, and a deadly assassin named Shakespeare?

With the help of Bart, the bear of a cop; Jimmy 4 by Four, the hippie lawyer; the immigrants Jewell and Richam; and his true desire and employee, Chabal-Langdon sets out to do just that. And then he is framed for not one, but two murders, and events become very complicated.

Follow Langdon and his band of friends as they attempt to untangle the web of intrigue and return Brunswick to “the way life should be.”

My Thoughts:

I read this book in a day and bloody loved it. It had everything I wanted plus more. I was drawn to the main character who is called Goff Langdon he is a private detective but also has his own bookstore, which is named after his dog Coffee Dog. There is a interesting mix of characters some baddies like Shakespeare and greedy millionaires that Langdon has to deal with but also some nice characters like Chabal who runs the bookstore for Langdon. I liked the beginning, middle and end. How the story wraps up too is very good. This was a great first book and I look forward to book 2. 10/10

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