Without a Doubt
By Nancy Cole Silverman
Series: A Carol Childs Mystery
Paperback: 258 pages
May 24, 2016 $15.95
As radio reporter Carol Childs investigates a series of Beverly Hills jewelry heists, she realizes her FBI boyfriend, Eric, is working the same case. Even worse, she may have inadvertently helped the suspect escape. The situation intensifies when the suspect calls the radio station during a live broadcast, baiting Carol deeper into the investigation. In order for her to uncover the truth, Carol must choose between her job and her personal relationships. What started out as coincidence between Carol and Eric becomes a race for the facts—pitting them against one another—before the thieves can pull off a daring escape, leaving a trail of dead bodies behind, and taking the jewels with them. Related subjects include: women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), book club recommendations, suspense, noir.
Other books in the Carol Childs Mystery Series:
• SHADOW OF DOUBT (#1)
• BEYOND A DOUBT (#2)
What I thought:
I loved this!! I love a good laugh out loud mystery and “without a doubt” this book was definitely that. Upon reading Without a Doubt, I had not read any of the Carol Childs mysteries, or anything by Nancy Cole Silverman. This book read well as a stand alone, although it was book 3 in a series. However, after reading this one, I would love to go back and read the other books in this series.
Carol Childs is a radio reporter who investigates crime as a hobby. She was a great female protagonist, and a humorous one at that. What was really funny to me though, was how she discovered the crime and how she kept “accidentally” ending up in the middle of the investigation. She really wasn’t trying to be in the way. She just had the kind of luck that kept placing her in the middle. I have a feeling that would be me, haha. Perhaps that is why I enjoyed it so much.
It was a very well written book, and the suspense definitely held. I had suspicions but didn’t really figure out the mystery until it was revealed. I definitely want to read more stories featuring Carol Childs. Highly recommend this one. 4.5 stars.
About the Author:
Nancy Cole Silverman enjoyed a long and very successful career in radio before turning to print journalism and later, to fiction.
As a graduate of Arizona State University with a degree in Mass Communications, Nancy was one of the first female on-air television reporters in her hometown of Phoenix. After moving to Los Angeles in the late 1970’s she turned to the business side of broadcasting, becoming one of the top advertising sales executives in the market. After stints at KNX, KFWB, KABC and KXTA radio, she was appointed General Manager at KMPC, making her one of only two female managers in America’s second-largest radio market.
But in her heart of hearts, Nancy thought first of herself as a writer. In 2001 she left the radio business to found and edit The Equestrian News, a monthly publication for equine enthusiasts. “That’s when I really began to write,” said Silverman, “toggling between writing articles for the News and fiction I’d been thinking about for years.”
Today Nancy is a full-time author. Her new series, The Carol Childs Mysteries, with Henery Press, is available in bookstores. http://www.nancycolesilverman.com/