DNM’s Review of The Big Bopper by Reb MacRath

 

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Reb MacRath spins off his Boss MacTavin mysteries with this first novel in a new series, bringing Boss’ vertically challenged sidekick DB into prominence, and transforming him into the tall-walking Chief Armstrong. Those who can’t get enough of Boss will be happy to see more involvement of our beloved Southern Scott—getting in and out of trouble the way only Boss can—during the second half of the book.

Even with the inclusion of Boss, this is still DB’s story, and we get to follow him as he assembles a team, becomes acclimated to the mean streets of Seattle, and unravels the threads of a mystery.

A great entry point for readers new to all things Boss, this is an introduction that will leave you craving more. After you breeze through this one, you’ll be raring to work your way back through the Boss MacTavin mysteries (starting with Southern Scotch) to get a stronger connection to the characters. By that time, you’ll want to see what Chief is up to on his own. Good thing MacRath is hard at work on a sequel!

Heavily researched from how a short man can look taller, to the modern diamond market, to the ancient Greek fighting art of Pankration, MacRath keeps things interesting. Hey, do you know how big a fortune Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield blew through and what they bought in the process? Interesting stuff. Read this book and you’ll know soon enough.

The Big Bopper oozes cool, a quirky mystery populated by colorful characters, dark humor, and scathing wit. An upbeat pulp neo-noir that bops you once or twice about the noggin, drags you through the underbelly of the Emerald City known as Seattle, and leaves you gasping, smiling, and wanting more.

Buy The Big Bopper here! 

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