Review: Courage Begins: A Ray Courage Mystery Novella (Ray Courage Mystery 0.5) by Scott Mackey

25532048Title: Courage Begins (Ray Courage Mystery 0.5)
Author: Scott Mackey
Published: March 28, 2015
Publisher: Big Hound Publishing
Pages: 85
Genre: Mystery
Review: ebook
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Garrett and Tiffanie Bate had it all—youth, money, and a perfect marriage. Until Tiffanie is killed in a suspicious accident. Neither the police nor the insurance investigators can prove she was murdered and the case turns cold.

Two years later the insurance company asks an intern—former college professor turned private eye Ray Courage—to reopen the investigation. He uncovers little new evidence to support suspicions that Garrett killed his wife for the insurance money. Garrett has the perfect alibi—hundreds of witnesses that place him more than two hours from the scene of Tiffanie’s death. Ray knows he’s missing something. But what? As his search for the truth unfolds, Ray’s life is put in jeopardy and he realizes his adversary is someone who’ll kill before he’ll be caught.

In this prequel to Courage Matters, Ray Courage begins his private investigation career, displaying the skills, abilities and sense of humor that have made him a fan favorite around the world.

I liked this mystery novella. It was pretty much right to the point of the mystery that needs to be solved and how it was solved. Ray seems to be a very serious guy and won't stop on his first case until he solves it. I like that in a mystery book like this never give up. Ray has decided to become a private eye and a case that he is given is one that no one has been able to solve. The husband was cleared of all charges relating to his wife's death so why does Ray feel there is something more? Well of course there is. Ray goes on the hunt for answers and ends up in the cross hairs of the person who is responsible too many questions being asked is not good.
I did enjoy the plot and I can see myself reading more by this author. 

Scott Mackey

First of all, I'd like to offer you a free book, Courage Begins: A Ray Courage Mystery Novella. You can get that here:
Now, here's a little about me:
Scott Mackey lives in Northern California, where he writes both fiction and non-fiction. He is the author of the highly acclaimed Ray Courage Mystery Series: Courage Matters, Courage Resurrected, Courage Begins, and Courage Lies Beneath (scheduled for fall 2015 release).
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