Review – BRASS IN POCKET by Stephen Puleston

Brass in PocketTwo cops are dead in North Wales. A cryptic message from the killer is left for Detective Inspector Ian Drake. Only one thing is clear. More people are going to die…


I had mixed feelings about this book. I loved the final revelations at the end. The mystery came to a satisfying and surprising conclusion. The police investigation felt natural and realistic for the evidence as it was presented.

Unfortunately, I struggled to like the characters. The hero, Ian Drake is obsessive compulsive to the core. He is different and quirky. I usually like quirky, but I found Ian emotionally closed off from those around him in such a way that I was shut out as well. The most I got from him was irritation and frustration by the investigation. Even when at home with his family, he didn’t plug in, so neither did I.

I think I could like Ian a lot. I hope to see him more emotionally invested going forward. I want him to open up so I can get to know him better. I think that will make all the difference in my opinion.

Thank you to the author for giving me such a puzzle with this murder mystery. The pieces came together in a way I never imagined!


Published in: on April 8, 2014 at 11:00 am  Comments (1)  
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Book Divas recommends THE CURSE OF A MIND

Thank you to Book Divas for adding The Curse of a Mind as a new release they recommend everyone checking out! That’s awesome! You can see my book here:

They can’t win. The perpetrator is using a marvel in the medical field known as techlepathy, a combination of technology and telepathy to produce a telepathic result. He’s reading their minds. How can they possibly get away when he knows their every move?

Chris Chambers is a private investigator with great instincts and a shady past. She works with a skilled team on cases that most P.I.’s won’t touch. She’s hardened to life, hardened to people and as tough as the military trained her to be.

Her team’s newest case is a construction worker by the name of Aidan Wolfe. Aidan is hardheaded and successful, a man with no friends and a long list of enemies. Someone is trying to kill him, someone with extraordinary gifts.

The investigative team and Aidan will be confronted with their worst enemies—themselves. They are cursed to face their own thoughts, inner fears, prejudices, and every private feeling or emotion they have as this man toys with their minds and hearts.

Can they survive? By the end, will they want to?


“…OMG is what you’ll be thinking as you read this thrilling novel. Destiny Booze has included romance, suspense, fantasy, and twists and turns you won’t even see coming. This is one of those books you might put down momentarily, but the draw of what is going to happen next will reel you back in…you won’t know “who done it” until the very end…”

~ Ginger Simpson, eBooks Examiner

“I literally gasped…You have an amazing talent for making the reader love the character(s)…very refreshingly original.”

~ John McAllister, Editor

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