Sunday, February 5, 2017

Book Review: Fleeting Memory by Sherban Young

Title:  Fleeting Memory
Author:  Sherban Young
Genre:  Cozy Mystery, Humor & Satire
Publisher:  MysteryCaper Press
Release Date:  November 25, 2013

About the Book:

The answer lies with Keats... With these cryptic last words, the man sprawled out on the floor of the rustic cabin expires - murdered.  What could he have meant?  Why Keats?  Which answer?  (For that matter, what was the question?)

All this and more passes through the mind of the young householder who discovers the body.  If only he knew the guy's name.  Or anybody's name.  Including his own...

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My Review:

Once I started reading this book, I couldn't put it down... much to my little dog's dismay who tried repeatedly to get my attention to let me know she needed to go out.  She and Pixie have a lot in common (sigh).  This was a quick read that involved a fascinating mystery and a lot of chuckles.

Yes, I admit that I am a big fan of mysteries, and this one had me guessing until the end.

FLEETING MEMORY pulled me in right from the beginning as the narrator finds himself waking up on a rumpled sofa cushion, quite disoriented and feeling like hell... until he looks up to see a beautiful blond with stunning green eyes, soaking wet from the rain, standing at his door.  She has no idea who she is... and neither does he!  No idea who HE is, that is.  Things go from bad to worse for this man when he finds a dead body on the floor.  Well, he wasn't quite dead yet.  He had time to reveal a clue... "The answer lies with Keats."  Then he was dead.  Or maybe he wasn't.  His body later disappeared.

Along comes a retired detective, Enescu Fleet, who is a cross between Sherlock Holmes and Columbo.  More murders and more mysteries!  Wow.

There were a lot of characters and at times I had to concentrate to keep remembering who was who, but the story flowed and kept me engrossed in this murderous tale of wit and mayhem.  

If you need to keep the characters straight, check out this webpage where you can get a visual on each one!

Sherban Young's wit, humor and attention to detail were the main ingredients in this delightful book.  I loved it and I look forward to reading more from this amazing author.

*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by the author with the sole purpose of an honest review.  All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

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About the Author:

Sherban (rhymes with “bourbon”) splits his time between Maryland and Maine, and has often been called the next PG Wodehouse, or at the very least the current Sherban Young. He is the author of numerous witty mystery novels, including two detective series: one starring Enescu Fleet, well-aged man of the world; the second featuring Warren Kingsley, bodyguard not-so extraordinaire.

In his free time, Sherban is an avid tournament poker player, an avid cash game poker player and would be an avid good-deal-many-other-things if he didn’t spend so much of his time avidly playing poker.


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