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by Lonnie J Cruse

The third in the Metropolis Mystery series by Lonnie Cruse find Sheriff Joe Dalton at his son's wedding trying to catch the killer of a member of the wedding party.
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ISBN: 0978588029
ISBN13: 978-0978588021
Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Mystery
Author: Lonnie J Cruse
Language: English
Publisher: NaDaC Publishing (June 15, 2006)
Pages: 220 pages
ePUB size: 1201 kb
FB2 size: 1118 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 908
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If you follow any of my reviews you would have to know that I think Lonnie Cruse is one top-notch mystery writer and I absolutely love her series on the life and happenings of Sheriff Joe Dalton. I was thrilled to be able to review her new book in this series, "Murder In Metropolis."

Joe's son is getting married and you would think this event would be wonderful, happy and full of exciting memories, not so. Who would have ever thought that the brides mother, not a very likeable person, would end up face down in the river even before the reception begins. Now that's a bummer and a real turn-off for any wedding party, won't you think? How in the world is our beloved Sheriff Joe Dalton going to minister to his new daughter-in-law, her family and his son, who of course are all suspects, plus lead the investigation? Besides all of this, Joe is stressed at home with his nosy and pushy mother-in-law as a house-guest. How much can a man take? As the investigation moves along more deaths occur within his new daughter-in-laws family and suspicion rises on all sides. How will Joe ever untangle this mystery?Are you interested yet? Well, you should be because this is one roller-coaster, high flying ride of a mystery.

I believe I enjoy Ms. Cruse's writing so well for the simple fact that her characters are down-to-earth and realistic. It is no problem identifying with them and being caught up in the middle of the action, that's great and makes for reading ecstasy . Yes, we always have a murder but they are never simple but always packed full of twists that keep your mind racing around trying to figure out 'who done it,' and usually coming up totally shocked by the answer; and the great part is our author always brings in the human element and that makes for a realistic read. I'll tell you the truth, our author does a bang-up job in everyone of her books and this one is no different. If you love mysteries that have heart, endearing characters that you quickly identify with, turns and twists that keep you guessing and a satisfying ending you will love this book and this series.

I give it my highest recommendation and applaud author Lonnie Cruse for yet another gold star work. Well done, and just when will the next book be out? I'll be waiting. Don't miss this one!
Review by Marja McGraw

Married in Metropolis by Lonnie Cruse (Nadac Publishing, 2006, ISBN# 0-9785880-2-9) is part of the Metropolis Mystery Series. With a population of around 7,000, Metropolis, Illinois is a busy little town. It's also the home of a fifteen foot statue of Superman. As a matter of fact, in Cruse's first series book, a body is found draped over Superman's arm. However, the Ohio River is front and center in this story.

Most weddings consist of a ceremony, a reception and throwing rice or bird seed. When Sheriff Joe Dalton's son Dan is married to Jazz, the bride's mother is thrown -- into the Ohio River. She's been murdered.

Dalton quickly shifts from his role as the groom's father to the one he fills as Sheriff and begins his investigation. Suspects abound at this wedding, including the bride's family.

Artalee Cooper-Smith had two faces -- one was the well-groomed politician running for U.S. Senator, and the other was a devious woman who would stop at nothing to make sure she had her way.

When the list is narrowed down to the most likely suspect, another murder occurs causing Dalton to take a second look at everyone involved, including those in Cooper-Smith's political life. The catch is, it appears that someone may be trying to eliminate the entire family.

In the meantime, an older local character, Ruthie Barnhill, is missing. Ruthie is known to become confused, and when her trail leads to the Ohio River, speculation is that the water may have taken another life.

While Dalton tries to solve Cooper-Smith's murder and Barnhill's disappearance, he also has to deal with his visiting mother-in-law, which adds a spice called humor to the blend.

This case will lead you through family relations, a Jet Ski hit-and-run attempt on a third life, and the devastation of a child who saw too much. Who really killed Artalee Cooper-Smith?

Lonnie Cruse creates memorable characters in this third story of Metropolis, Superman's hometown. She's also done her research and her portrayal of small town politics adds to the story. If you're looking for something entertaining to read, Married in Metropolis just might be for you.
What happens when a murder occurs during your son and daughter-in-law's wedding reception? And how does the wedding party cope when the victim is mother of the bride? For Sheriff Joe Dalton, it means learning more about his son's new family than he ever wanted to know. Complicating Dalton's attempt to find the killer is a second murder and the irritating presence of his own mother-in-law, a woman who believes Dalton's murder-solving skills are less than competent.

Married in Metropolis is the third installment in Lonnie Cruse's Metropolis Mystery series, and for those who love puzzle-solving without graphic violence, it's a fun read. Cruse has created likeable characters in Dalton and his astute, mystery-writing wife, Ginger.

Equally appealing is Cruse's easygoing tone that flows down the page at a deceptively quick pace. The relaxed style isn't what most readers would associate with murder and mayhem involving a cop protagonist, but the author makes it work in this series. Although the books don't need to be read in order, it's not a bad idea to start with Murder in Metropolis and Murder Beyond Metropolis to experience more of Alton's life, colleagues, and community.