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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Book Review - Deadly Descent

Review of "Deadly Descent" by Charlotte Hinger
[This review first published on LibraryThing]

As an amateur historian and genealogist myself, I found the premise for this book extremely of interest. Hinger uses this background very well to weave two family stories over multiple generations into a current time murder mystery with several worthy twists. While I don't care, personally, for the extreme physical "capture" of the murderer, it fits the genre well. The story is set in a fictional western Kansas county, but very obviously based clearly on the culture of that place and time. She has edited hundreds of family histories contributed to county history books. This background research serves her well in this book. A good, easy read.

Happy Reading! ;-)

Dr. Bill


  1. Thank you! It's a pleasure to find someone who really understands the merits of historical research. As you know, shaking the family tree can turn up some real doozies.

    Charlotte Hinger

  2. ...and I love to find them! So nice to hear from you, Charlotte. I just came back in to make the note that I first published this review on LibraryThing. Must have full disclosure. ;-)