Reviews

Page wrote:  The plot grabs your attention on the first page. The author portrays his settings as well as his characters with vivid detail. I recommend this book to anyone who has ever visited or wants to visit the "Grand Strand". Good job Steve,

Tom wrote: Riveting murder mystery. The author pays great attention to detail. Action packed!.

Murder on the Front Nine:  I sluggishly and slowly pull myself out of bed around 7:00AM. It's Saturday morning and I heard my overnight guest leave around 6:30. She said she had to be at work by 7:00 at some resort on the ocean. She was a cute, well put together young thing with freckles, I'm guessing in her mid-twenties. I must have made a big impression on her because she did not even say good-bye. She did leave me a note which read, "Mickke D, been fun but my boyfriend will be back in town tomorrow. See ya, pops." She never mentioned she had a boyfriend and what is this "pops" bit? Oh well, there are quite a few available women in Myrtle Beach. Of course, sometimes I feel like I have been married to most of them. I walk into the bathroom and with blurry eyes, gaze soulfully into the mirror. Staring back at me is a forty-five year old single again male about 6'1" 190 pounds with sandy blond hair. He looks to be in good shape when he pulls his stomach in and throws his shoulders back. Maybe not the buff, ex-Green Beret he was after mustering out of the Army fifteen years ago, but not a "pops".

Steve McMillen.

Excerpts

Death on Mt. Pleasant: Sissy Adams drives into Rising Park at 7:50 Sunday morning. She passes by the public tennis courts and Rising Pond, where kids fish and feed ducks in the summer, and ice skate in the winter, next to a roaring bonfire. Across from the pond on her right, she sees the rising majestic sculpture of Mt. Pleasant, a 250-foot high sandstone structure left behind by a glacier during the Ice Age. Instead of driving around the pond, she takes the right fork in the road, drives a short distance  and turns into the parking area for Shelter House 1. She has an 8:00 appointment to meet someone who called her last night with information about a story she has been working on for the local newspaper, The Falcon Express. She no more than shuts off her car when her phone rings and the person on the other end tells her to meet them up on the mountain instead of in the parking area of the shelter house. She thinks about it for a few seconds, remembering that she is afraid of heights, and petrified of Mt. Pleasant, but she finally agrees.

Nikki wrote:  Your book was cleverly written and such an enjoyable read throughout the book. It was filled with much creativity and suspense with original and logical ideas throughout the read. It was very interesting to read a mystery that was in a real world setting. Great job!

Barb wrote: I just had to tell you that I've finished your book and really, really liked it. I can't wait for the next one. Once I got started, I couldn't put it down. Congratulations. This is quite an accomplishment.

Jim wrote: This book is a real gem of whodunit, murder, suspense and a bunch of subplots that got me interested from the first page. I was unable to put it down until I finished the book. It's a very different murder mystery and it's a light, fun read..

Cougars at the Beach:  All at once I freeze. I spot him, maybe seventy-five yards in front of me, almost hidden by a large tree, watching me. Suddenly my adrenaline goes to high octane and the demons, which up to this point have only been hovering near the surface of my mind begin to venture out. He senses I have spotted him and disappears behind the tree. I don't want to pull my weapon, have someone yell gun and start a stampede, so I take off at a brisk walk in his direction. Just past the last vendor, I break into a slow jog and I see him running toward the parking lot. As I am about to start running after him, I notice a black streak come at me from my right side. I am completely surprised by the invasion and catch my foot on an exposed root. I stumble and fall head over heels on the ground. As I quickly rebound and get up on my hands and knees, I see the villain who attacked me. It is Starr, the vineyard dog, who must have thought I wanted to play with her. She is staring at me with both front legs on the ground, her rear end up in the air and tail wagging. I can tell by the look on her face she is thinking, well are you chasing me or am I chasing you.

Kent wrote:  Good story, enjoyed the read and use of Myrtle Beach area locales, and some very interesting characters. With all the action along the beach and around water, it has a little Clive Cussler/Dirk Pitt novel feel to it.

Butch wrote: I really enjoyed the book. I enjoy short chapters that make an important statement. I enjoyed your characters and I love how fast paced it was. Thank you for such a good read.

Janis wrote: I enjoyed reading this novel, It was a great read full of suspense. Hope there is a sequel.

Susan wrote: Steve, I just finished "Murder on the Front Nine" . I loved it. Action packed barely describes it. Very clever, and very well done. Congratulations!