Title: Death Comes to Happy Acres
Author: JT Moss (Marshall Thornton)
Publisher: Kenmore Books
Release Date: September 10, 2015
Genre(s): Murder / Mystery
Page Count: 257
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
J.T. Moss is an alias for Marshall Thornton of Boys Town Mysteries and Pinx Video fame, so this is a bit of a departure from those exceptional series. While this book is not M/M, I'm including it here since it is features a character from Thornton's newest book, The Year of the Rat.
Wade is living in a Florida trailer park, barely managing with his social security check and enjoying the company of several women of a certain age at the trailer park. When he decides to accept Carol's offer of marriage (not so much for love, but because he can get on her insurance), he goes over to Peggy's to break the news to her ... only to find her dead on the kitchen floor.
Wade is thrown into a police investigation with Detective Reich believing Wade is the killer, but there's a bevy of suspects including Peggy's grown children. (AND I absolutely knew who the killer .... except it wasn't who I thought it was. )
It took me a while to get into the voice of the main character, Wade, because he's such a departure from characters like Nick Nowak and Lionel from Femme and Masc, but I really enjoyed this story -- it held my interest along the way and hope there are more books from J.T. Moss featuring Wade. 4 stars.