Thursday, November 14, 2013

Book Review: Murder of an Oil Heiress

Available for purchase starting November 12

My experience with most mystery books has been that the big, bad, "Who done it?" moment happens at the very beginning.  It may have even happened before the story starts, with the opening scene in the book being a detective walking into a crime scene that is going to take the rest of the book to put the pieces together.  Or, if not, the reader briefly meets a character enough to like them, and then BAM!  Murdered.

Neither is the case for this book, although I found that to be refreshing in a way.  I kept reading and waiting for someone to die and then when they finally did, I was all, "Thank you!  Finally!"  Well, in my head I was, anyway.  Now, the title does give some clues as to who is going to be taking a dirt nap, but you've still got to guess a bit.

And who did it?  I'd like to parallel Breaking Bad for this because just like in that show, no one is completely innocent.  If you haven't watched that show, then you should log in to your Netflix account immediately, watch all 5 seasons, read this book, and come talk to me.  Every character has something to hide, it seems.

I enjoyed reading this book, and was glad for the opportunity to read and review it.

About the Author

Candy Ann Little grew up in a small town in Ohio. She now resides in Michigan with her husband, two adult kids and 4 cats. She began writing in the aftermath of tragedy – her third child was stillborn. The nurse suggested keeping a journal to cope with the grief. Although she thought it a dumb idea at the time, she soon found a freedom and healing that only writing brought.

Eventually that pain and sorrow turned into her first Inspirational romance, Unforgiving Ghosts. Since then she has finished 2 more inspirational romances. Her historical romance The Unwilling Bride was published in 2011. She has also tried writing in the genre of mystery, including a novella, Death By Broken Heart, and her first full length novel, Murder of an Oil Heiress. Candy Ann finds it therapeutic putting her thoughts into the words and action of her characters. She also finds that discipline is the biggest lesson learned in her writing life.

When she isn’t busy writing, you can find her subbing in the public schools, or helping with church activities. Her favorite things to do are reading, cooking, baking and doing crafts.


  1. Thank you so much for hosting my book tour, and for your kind words. I have never watched Breaking Bad, but I might need to now. LOL!!

    1. I don't think I can manage the fact that you haven't seen Breaking Bad. It is imperative that you do! Lots of violence and cursing, but that's what makes it such an intense story.

      And thank YOU for allowing me to read and review your work. It was a lot of fun :)

  2. Sounds like a beautiful person and wonderful writer.

    I love books with characters who are well thought out - even the supporting cast. And if everyone's got something to hide, it only adds to the mystery and the element of "who did it?"

    Sounds like a great read :-)

    1. You should definitely give it a read and come back to let me know what you think! You won't be disappointed! Thanks for checking out my review.

  3. Thanks for the beautiful words. I hope you enjoy the story.