A Study In Murder

A Homes & Watkins Romantic Mystery

Romance - Suspense
329 Pages
Reviewed on 05/18/2019
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Author Biography

Debra Snow and Arjay Lewis are a husband and wife writing team.
Debra Snow is an author, entertainer and professional belly dancer who has traveled the world and performed at casinos, cruise ships as well as local television.
In 1990, while performing at the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City she met magician and writer Arjay Lewis. It was a match that has lasted ever since.
While Arjay developed his short stories, scripts, and novels, Debra acted as his editor, proof-reader, and cheering squad.
Arjay’s books started to be published in 2017, and his novel The Muse, A Novel Of Unrelenting Terror has won 14 Awards. He has 8 books published in the In The Mind series of paranormal mysteries.
In 2018, Debra took her hand to the keyboard and began her first novel featuring mysteries laced with romance. Together they created the male and female narration used in A Study In Murder.
Today Debra and Arjay are partners in Crime…Fiction.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Peggy Jo Wipf for Readers' Favorite

A Study in Murder brings a lot to the table as this husband and wife team displays their different writing styles and narrations within this novel. As Debra Snow gives a voice to Sheryl Homes, you'll find her character creative, inquisitive, and aggressive. Author Arjay Lewis reveals his character, Mark Watkins, as lonely, resourceful, and protective. Together Homes and Watkins make a great team as detectives, but they really don't have a choice as they are being framed for murder. As someone kills more people, the evidence keeps piling up. Will they uncover the true killer before the Sherlock Holmes Conference has ended and the many suspects go their separate ways? Will the attraction they are both experiencing come to light, though they are both feeling unsure of themselves in a relationship?
Debra Snow and Arjay Lewis make an exceptional writing team. A Study in Murder keeps with the spirit and mystique of the Sherlock Holmes series written by Conan Doyle. The humorous play on words of the characters' last names adds a unique twist throughout this novel. There is a depth within the narrative as the reader sees a blend of both the male and female writing tone when Sheryl Homes tells her side and Mark Watkins recounts his. Homes is the more dominant one here, as is Sherlock in the original books. Expect many twists and deductions because these Sherlock Holmes writers are excellent students of the beloved detective. I highly recommend this well-written mysterious romance and look forward to reading more from this writing team.