Author: Raymond Lee Hegstad
Released: September 26, 2017
Genre: Crime Fiction, Mystery/Suspense, Thriller
Salem Grey Series #2 Dr. Riva Parker Grey, Md and Chief of Police Salem Grey go to Las Vegas where Riva is to be the Keynote Speaker at a forensic conference. They meet old friends, but quickly get drawn into a strange series of murders. As the bodies begin piling up the twists and turns fueled by lies, deceit and unruly children make the investigators feel as though they keep making unneeded or wrong turns in a giant maze.
“She wants you framed for it, Man. I don’t know why, and I don’t care but C says I got to tell you so I told you. Now let’s get out of here.” Gordon was having one of his flashes of pain followed by nausea and lightheadedness. Out of habit, Brown popped a set of pills into his dry mouth and forced them down without water. “Now, get out of the car, Mister.” Gordon leaned forward and put the muzzle of his pistol against Steven’s neck.
Being in charge of any investigation is tricky, but being in charge of a murder investigation is downright scary! What would you do first? What happens when protocol goes out the window and you are forced to play by the criminal’s rules? Hegstad has some engaging twists and turns in this story that will leave readers guessing for a while.
Salem Grey and his wife are away from Littleton on somewhat of a vacation, but it seems that wherever they go, trouble follows. With a new set of characters and another murder, Salem is called in for a favor. D.A. Sandy Collins enlists the help of both Salem and his wife, Doctor Riva Parker, to find out just what happened to her friend. When last they spoke, Collins had an inkling that Ginger was in danger, but she never would have guessed that no good husband of hers would be capable of murder. Could he? As the case heats up and more people wind up dead, Salem and Riva are forced to investigate the whole lot of them that seem to have a motive for wanting Ginger dead. As peculiar as this case is, Salem knows that they can get to the bottom of who the real suspects are–if only they had someone to use as bait to drawer the killer or killers out?
Hegstad has an entertaining second installment with likeable characters; this story is more organized with the pace and flow nice and steady. There is still an editing issue that should be resolved, but it shouldn’t hinder enjoyment of the novel significantly. If you are a reader of crime fiction and mysteries, you may enjoy reading this story. It is the second installment of the Salem Grey Series; however, it can be read as a standalone.
A copy of this book was provided to Turning Another Page by Loving the Book and in no way affects the honesty of this review. We provide a four-star rating to Murder Like A Labyrinth by Raymond Lee Hegstad.
Raymond Hegsted was Born in Juneau, Alaska and raised by a truck driving Dad. Joined the Army on voluntary draft and served with 4th infantry Regimental Intelligence and Reconnaissance reaching the rank of corporal.
He spent time living and working in Italy where he also got the chance to travel to many other European countries. After returning to America he helped develop a computerized scheduling system for the Oklahoma Scheduling Department.
After ten years of marriage ended in divorce he was sent to Ohio to head up corporate scheduling. Here he married second wife, Dr. Glena Louise Hegstad (A Montessori teacher). He then took early retirement, started and managed 5 different Montessori Daycare Schools (three of them in Flagstaff, Arizona under the name of The GlenMar Corporation).
Raymond wrote his first book at the age of sixty-one. His wife got her Doctorate in education and he wrote books. He love writing! One of the reasons he decided to write was “I got tired of seeing ever one else on TV; I was vicariously living their life and not my own. Everyone had a story…share yours.” He and his wife and have enjoyed many years with their four+one children…one child adopted them. They have been happily married for many years.