I enjoyed delving into a quick read this week by Mae Clair … In Search of McDoogal and found myself in a humorous race against time….
About the book
In search of something ugly…
All Brady Conrad wants to do is earn a few merit points with his artist girlfriend, so he volunteers to cover her gallery when she leaves town. What should be an easy day of sales goes belly up when he mistakenly sells a cherished painting.
With the clock ticking toward Vanessa’s return, Brady has less than a day to track McDoogal down. He coerces his friend Declan to tag along for moral support. How difficult can it be for an investigator and the director of a renowned institute to find a single painting in a town the size of a postage stamp?
Neither Brady nor Declan counted on a suspicious sheriff, rival baseball teams with a longstanding grudge, or a clueless kid trying to win his girlfriend with all the wrong gifts.
McDoogal is smack in the middle. But Brady’s biggest dilemma isn’t the disastrous hunt. It’s confessing to Vanessa her painting is the ugliest thing he’s ever seen
My review for the book 24th September 2020
No good deed goes unpunished as the saying goes and certainly Brady Conrad is willing to go to any lengths to minimise the fallout from an honest mistake he made when helping out his girlfriend. He and his friend meet barriers to the successful completion of this quest at every turn, but it does provide for entertaining reading and the author has created some quirky characters and laugh aloud moments along the way. The book is well written and the escapade flows seamlessly from start to finish.
Certainly an hour well spent and I look forward to more adventures in the future as there is certainly the potential for a series. I can recommend for lovers of lighthearted mysteries who want to take a break from the headlines and give a much needed boost to their sense of humour.
A selection of other books by Mae Clair
About Mae Clair
A member of the Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers, Mae Clair is also a founding member and contributor to the award-winning writing blog, Story Empire. She has achieved bestseller status on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble, with several of her novels chosen as book club selections.
Mae writes primarily in the mystery/suspense genre, flavoring her plots with elements of urban legend and folklore. Married to her high school sweetheart, she lives in Pennsylvania and is passionate about cryptozoology, old photographs, a good Maine lobster tail, and cats.
Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will enjoy reading the book as much as I did.. thanks Sally