Rushmore McKenzie is back in David Housewright’s LIKE TO DIE, the fifteenth in the series. Fans will find no surprises here — true to form, there’s humor, conflict, action, sexual tension and finally resolution.
McKenzie, a multi-millionaire after receiving an insurance reward for solving a crime, is an occasional private detective, mostly solving crimes as a favor to friends or friends of friends. He’s a likable guy, with a sense of humor and a conscience that continually tries to steer him in the right direction, but that he habitually ignores, getting him in over his head – but that’s part of the fun. In LIKE TO DIE, McKenzie takes on a case for Erin Peterson, owner of Salsa Lisa, a local food manufacturer whose business has been sabotaged. It starts out harmless enough with someone super-gluing the locks of her plant, but soon escalates to bombs, bad guys, and buried secrets. McKenzie’s girlfriend, Nina, appears as usual, to remind him to be less reckless, but he just can’t help himself.
Housewright has the formula down and the book can be read as a stand-alone, or you can begin with the first in the series, A HARD TICKET HOME, and binge-read through to #15 LIKE TO DIE – and the fun doesn’t have to end there because he has a second smaller, but equally satisfying series featuring private detective Holland Taylor.
There’s a lot to read here – so you better get going!
Listen for my interview with David Housewright here: https://soundcloud.com/wtip-community-radio/superiorreads-oct-25-housewrightwav