Thought to post this blurb from the Library Journal on Catch Me When I’m Falling, which was also a 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Myster yFinalist
Head, Cheryl A. Catch Me When I’m Falling. Bywater. (Charlie Mack Motown Mystery, Bk. 3). Mar. 2019. 260p. ISBN 9781612941455. pap. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9781612941462. MYS
Head’s third entry in her “Charlie Mack Motown Mystery” series ( Bury Me When I’m Dead; Wake Me When It’s Over) finds PI firm owner Charlene “Charlie” Mack about to buy a house with girlfriend Mandy. She is distracted from her packing, however, when her mother asks her to look into the brutal murders of several homeless people in the Detroit Corridor neighborhood. Her private investigator team are all on board, even though they know they’ll be working for free. No one wants Charlie to go undercover pretending to be a street person, but that may be the best way to find out the truth. Can she and her colleagues pull it all together in time to prevent another murder?
VERDICT Head packs a ton of drama and action into this short novel, along with important developments in Charlie’s life and those of her friends and colleagues, with Detroit as much a character as the others. This novel should appeal to readers of contemporary PI stories and those interested in varied settings and diverse characters.—Laurel Bliss, San Diego State Univ. Lib.