Spencer Manning’s best case yet! Rick Polad’s latest edition in the Spencer Manning series, A Grave Matter, is his best yet (and that’s really saying something)! I received the book yesterday afternoon and began reading after work at 5pm and finished it in one sitting at midnight.Reviews for A Grave Matter
The story is great and, as always, Rick’s characters are richly dev3loped and relatable, evoking strong feelings from the reader towards them. That’s probably the main reason that I have a hard time putting Rick’s books down and usually read them straight through: I can’t wait to find out what happens to them next. I also love that his stories are set in the Chicago area (this one in Elgin in the Fox River Valley) as I can visualize his characters in their world as I’m from the region. If you’re not a Chicagoan, Rick does a great job of capturing the flavor of the area in his writing.
Thomas O. Schrader, an Amazon reader
Writers can’t fake understanding the foibles and strengths of their characters. Nor can they pretend to know an area of our country when they really have no personal knowledge. Rick Polad knows people, and clearly he knows the Chicago environs. It is a pleasure to get acquainted with his characters and fun to watch them develop through the series. How can we not become invested in Spencer Manning? He is our friend, maybe even a member of our family, and we wish we could enjoy a pizza at Gino’s with him as we ply him with our questions and concerns for his safety. We hope Spencer will urge Rick to tell us more about his (Spencer’s) life in Chicago–sooner rather than later.
Martha W. Hutson, an Amazon reader
I’ve enjoyed every Spencer Mystery but this one was simply irresistible. I could not put it down. I gave in, got comfortable and read it cover to cover today. Excellent writing, engaging characters and suspenseful to the very end. Loved every word. Thanks for a great read!
An Amazon reader