I just finished up listening to the audio book The Sandburg Connection: A Sam Blackman Mystery (Sam Blackman Series Book 3) by Mark de Castrique.
If you’ve kept up with the latest books that I’ve been reading you’ll know that I am marching through this series. The is the third book from it that I’ve listened to in the last two weeks. That will give you a clue on how much I’ve enjoyed them. They are just good. Of the three I think I’d pick this on as the one I didn’t like quite as good but it was still a good read.
I like that the stories combine a literary figure, history and modern day all in one story.
Here’s what Amazon has to say, “A simple assignment for private investigator Sam Blackman and his partner Nakayla Robertson: follow Professor Janice Wainwright, who’s suing a surgeon for malpractice, and catch her in activities that undercut her claim.
When Wainwright visits Connemara, Carl Sandburg’s home in Flat Rock, N.C., and climbs the arduous trail to the top of Glassy Mountain, Sam believes he has the evidence needed to expose her—until he finds the woman semi-conscious and bleeding. Her final words: “It’s the Sandburg verses. The Sandburg verses.”
As the first person to discover the dying woman, Sam becomes the prime suspect. When an autopsy reveals painkillers in her blood and solid proof of the surgeon’s errors, Sam is left with the haunting questions: why did this suffering woman attempt to climb the mountain? Did someone cause her death?
A break-in at the Wainwright farmhouse and the theft of Sandburg volumes convince Sam someone is seeking information worth killing for. But what did Pulitzer-Prize-winner Sandburg have in his literary collection that has inspired multiple murders? And who will be targeted next?”
Amazon readers give it 4.3 stars. I’d agree. I did request the next two books in the series and I’m hoping my online library will add them to the collection…I’m off to check it they did and will continue to check over the next month or so. If they don’t, I might have to use an Audible credit to get one.
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I love your book recommendations. I’m listening to Blackman’s Coffin right now and it’s great! Thanks.