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Why Casey Had to Die: A Harry Bronson Mystery [Large Print] [Paperback]

L. C. Hayden
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lovable Detective Aug. 7 2008
By Betty K
Format:Hardcover
If you like your mysteries on the "cozy" side rather than hard core, you'll love "Why Casey Had to Die". The hero, Harry Bronson, is a retired detective who suddenly finds himself in the middle of a case that twenty years ago he felt he mishandled. It was the one time in his career he didn't bend the rules and he's been sorry ever since.

Ms. Hayden has a great sense of humour and her writing and her hero reflect that fact. It's just pleasant to read a mystery without a lot of graphic sex and four letter words and that delights you with a chuckle now and then. I'm ready for the next Harry Bronson mystery anytime it's in my bookstore.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Why Casey had to Die Sept. 2 2007
By Anne K. Edwards - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
If you enjoy mysteries with twists and characters who will beckon you
farther and farther along the road of intrigue, you will really enjoy this
tale by talented author L. C. Hayden. An unexpected villain and twists in
the plot offer a fun read to any mystery buff.

Harry Bronson was forced into early retirement from the police force because he bent the rules to solve cases. He took only one thing with him when he left the force, copies of the file on his first murder case, the one that went unsolved.

Never satisfied with the way the case ended, he promised Casey's mother he'd continue doing his best to solve it. Now, retired, he and his wife take a vacation, only he has taken a job as consultant to a mystery group that plays at solving murders at their annual meeting. How was he to know someone arranged his presence there, that the murder to be played out was very recognizable as that of Casey?

Nevertheless, that is what he ran into when he arrived at the meeting and
was almost immediately accused of murder himself. Wondering what was really going on, Bronson sets out to find the answers with murder and gameplaying working against him.

A fresh, well plotted tale peopled with characters you will enjoy meeting,
even the baddies. After reading this book, you will be looking for other
tales by this talented author. I know I will. Enjoy.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a great mystery! Jan. 11 2008
By Karen Dyer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
WHY CASEY HAD TO DIE has a mystery convention, a cold case, a savvy retired detective, great character development and a mystery that keeps you guessing. I enjoyed this book immensely. I highly recommend it.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Loveable Detective Feb. 17 2008
By Betty K - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
If you like your mysteries on the "cozy" side rather than hard core, you'll love "Why Casey Had to Die". The hero, Harry Bronson, is a retired detective who suddenly finds himself in the middle of a case that twenty years ago he felt he mishandled. It was the one time in his career he didn't bend the rules and he's been sorry ever since.

Ms. Hayden has a great sense of humour and her writing and her hero reflect that fact. It's just pleasant to read a mystery without a lot of graphic sex and four letter words and that delights you with a chuckle now and then. I'm ready for the next Harry Bronson mystery anytime it's in my bookstore.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Suspenseful Thriller May 30 2012
By Valerie Stocking - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Harry Bronson, a retired police detective, and his wife go to a mystery convention, where Bronson has been hired as a consultant. When someone is really murdered, Bronson is plunged into a morass of suspects and accusations that he is the killer himself. The story is fast-paced, the characters are memorable, and the suspense will keep you turning the pages.

Who could ask for more?
5.0 out of 5 stars a new series to devour Jan. 31 2007
By Reader Views - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Reviewed by Lisa Kisner for Reader Views (1/07)

Harry Bronson is a retired detective drawn into investigating a case that has haunted him for over twenty years. The murder of Casey Secrist had been Bronson's first case. Her boyfriend was eventually implicated in her murder; however, Bronson never fully believed he was guilty. Bronson begins receiving mysterious notes and finds himself the host of a murder-mystery convention with an all too familiar plot. Following the murder of a convention member who appeared to have information about the case, Bronson finds himself with a group of suspects containing both familiar and unfamiliar faces. As Bronson becomes a suspect in the murder, his wife disappears and he must find a series of geocaches to find her and solve this decades old murder before the killer kills again.

Who wouldn't love the character of Harry Bronson? He is a smart, competent man who loves his wife and loves solving crimes. Throughout his career he was infamous for bending the rules slightly and he hasn't stopped now that he is retired. Drawn in from the first page, I was reluctant to put the book down until the very end. In "Why Casey Had to Die," L. C. Hayden has created a suspenseful tale full of interesting characters that will keep readers guessing. Every twist and turn adds depth to this well crafted story. All fans of whodunit mysteries will find a new series to devour. I am already anxiously awaiting the next Harry Bronson mystery.

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