by Carla, February 19, 2009 5:36 PM
Wow! Ghosts in the Snow, the first book in the Dubric Byerly mystery series, took me by surprise. The book jumps right into the story (a serial killer on the rampage), but Tamara Siler Jones takes her time fleshing out her characters (pardon the pun). Once that happens, you really get involved in the story. Your mind spins as you wonder who the "slime ball" really is. Dubric, the investigator, must juggle his own office staff, the ghosts of the victims (which only he can see), and the frightened residents of the castle. And, of course, solve the grisly crimes!