My rating: 5 of 5 stars
My giving Shell Game by Sarah R Shaber five–count ’em–five stars will come as no surprise. This is the fifth in her “Simon Shaw” mystery series and I’ve give all 5 FIVE star reviews.
I’ve enjoyed each mystery by this forensic historian, but this time the murder is a recent one and a shock. Dr. Shaw works at trying to find out who killed his friend and why.
This happens as his romance which has threaded through the first four mysteries comes to an end. Will Dr Shaw find love?
Well, whatever happens to his heart, we know he will solve the murder.
Again I find the spiritual search by Dr. Shaw (who is half Jewish-half Baptist) interesting. I believe it’s in this book that he ponders the idea of grace that his Baptist aunt believes. The idea of being forgiven for one’s sins without any effort to do good bothers him. I smiled to myself because of course it would bother his Jewish side.
Moses received the LAW and the children of Israel were commanded to follow it. After several thousand years, something like that can become ingrained. However, I also think that most humans prefer to work for their salvation. We like to think that we are able to do it ourselves. Personally I’m grateful not to be expected to do it myself. 🙂
Anyway that’s my response to Simon Shaw, PhD, and really good amateur sleuth. I’ll miss you, Dr. Shaw!
To purchase, click here. Shell Game (The Professor Simon Shaw Murder Mysteries)