"Engaging private investigative mystery"
All private investigator Jack Delmas wants to do is
have fun with his daughter before she returns home to her
mother and watch a football game. However, his brother the
lawyer sends a potential client to Jack at his home in Bay
St. Louis. Carolyn Caviss wants to know why someone killed
her beloved daughter Rebecca and three other people in
Dauphin Island off the Alabama coast. Jack wants to refuse
the grieving woman stating that the police are still
investigating the murders. He cannot reject her plea
especially when he sees the media is painting the quartet
as a focus of drug and orgy activities while the Sheriff
does nothing except appear on TV.
Jack travels to Dauphin Island and begins a careful
inquiry so as to not run a foul of the local law
enforcement investigation. However, with the help of
Deputy Jimbo McInnis, Jack begins to uncover a twisted case
that includes lunatic environmentalists, depraved wealthy
individuals, and murderers who will kill a private sleuth
getting to close to the truth.
MASSACRE ISLAND is an engaging private investigative
mystery that works because the key players make the plot
work. The story line is deep as the case twists and turns
with each step that appears to bring Jack closer to the
truth yet ends up meandering further from why Rebecca
died. Martin Hegwood provides an entertaining tale for
those who enjoy a solid sleuthing story.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 16, 2001