“A New Family” By: Murray Lee Eiland Jr., is the third and most recent installment of the Bart Northcote Series. It picks up where the last book left off with Bart transcribing the events of the last book into an installment of his own detective series. Bart is quite satisfied with his accomplishment and has high expectations for it. Only, he is met with an elaborate wake up call to not only his book but also his agency.
The author adds more curveballs for our main character through mystery women, new employees, and challenges in keeping his personal reputation in check. It was interesting to note of Bart picking up on how similar his life was to the detective, mystery films back in the 1920’s. Almost humorous, in fact. Though, I was going back and forth with my respect growing for him then stumbling back down the next then back up again. The whole book is quite a whirlwind in it of itself.
If you haven’t read the previous two novels, I suggest you do so before taking an peak into this book. I’m not giving it 9 1/2 out of 10 Book Charms, for nothing. It has earned each and every one through the images, the suspenseful mystery, and the hours spent on unraveling the sweater woven by the author and his enjoyable characters. “A New Family” embraces you as an addition to your personal book family.