Friday, February 25, 2011

A Pointed Death by Kath Russell

Murder, mystery and biotech all seem to go together and author Kath Russell mixes the three into a fun and intriguing story with 40-something protagonist Nola Billingsley.

Nola lives with her mother, a Southern belle, in San Francisco. Having been a consultant for biotech companies, Nola starts her own business. When an employee embezzled from the company, it fails.

On a walk through the park with her shorthaired pointer, Skootch, Nola finds the beheaded body of the embezzling employee. The case is investigated by Detective Bob Harrison and soon a budding romance begins to develop between Harrison and Nola. While the detective wants Nola to leave the investigating to the pros, Nola believes she and her biotech friends can find the real killer especially with Skootch to watch her back.

A POINTED DEATH is a mystery thriller of corporate intrigue giving a different look at the biotech industry.

A Pointed Death by Kath Russell, CreateSpace, @2010, ISBN: 978-1450563093, Paperback, 352 pages

FTC Full Disclosure - This book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.


  1. Mason - Thanks for this review. This one sounds like a good read! And Skootch sounds delightful :-). It sounds like an interesting blend of straight up mystery and a little romance, too.

  2. Russell's got an interesting mix of elements going on, murder, mystery and biotech ... Lots of modern day intrigue!

  3. Sounds like a fun blend of genres. Thanks, Mason!

  4. I like Skootch already :)
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. Sounds like a good and well done mix of genres - intriguing!

  6. I love stories set in San Francisco so this sounds cool!


  7. Interesting! And I really dig the cover.

  8. I like the sound of this one.

    But why is it characters in crime novels will never learn NOT to walk that dog? ;)


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