Deadly Catch: A Mac McClellan Mystery by E. Michael Helms

“The first cast of the day turned my dream vacation into a nightmare.”

Mac McClellan is looking forward to a relaxing vacation. A recently retired US Marine, he heads to the Florida panhandle where he plans to do some fishing.

What he doesn’t anticipate is hooking a dead body on the end of his line. Or having a stash of marijuana planted on his boat. Clearly, someone is trying to frame him, and the only way to clear his name is to unravel the mystery surrounding the crimes. 

Mac enlists the help of Kate Bell, a woman who works at the local marina, as together they uncover a local drug smuggling ring protected by the local law enforcement and dirty politicians.

In order to get the answers they need, they must get to the bottom of a long-standing feud between two local families, but someone’s trying to send Mac a clear message to stay out of it.

Deadly Catch is fast-paced and hard to put down, and even though it’s a relatively short book (only 206 pages), it really packs a punch with a well-developed plot and likable characters. The author’s casual writing style makes for an enjoyable read, with a little humor and a touch of romance thrown into the mix. If you’re looking for a good mystery, this book is a sure-fire win.

Rating: 5 stars


I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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