The first book of seven featuring the Senior Citizen Sleuth Jim Richards and his friends all solving murder and crime cases.
"The Classmate Murders" introduces the main character, Jim Richards, who
has to admit he has become a senior citizen, reluctantly. Richards, one day,
receives an email from a childhood sweetheart asking for his help, but by the
time he reaches her, she has been murdered. His life turns around and he is
pulled into numerous murders of women from his high school who he hasn't seen in
forty years. Along with a friend of his, Buck, a big, mustached biker, they go
off to track down the killer before he can get to one former classmate, Penny
Wickens, a TV talk show host who Jim has just fallen for while protecting her.
The killer is also murdering the women right out from under police protection,
driving homicide detective Will Trapper crazy, and he slowly depends on Jim to
help. There's humor, suspense, wild chases across suburban Detroit with cops,
classic cars and motorcycle clubs; murder, mayhem, a good amount of romance and
a twist ending.
Cut to the Chase
The Classmate Murders by Bob Moats
Bob has invented a character that people will identify with as the boomers grow older. This character, Jim Richards, really grows on you!
Sixty years old and unemployed, Jim lives with his eighty something year old parents and his dad’s health is failing. He surfs/plays on his computer, drinks beer (but only after 8 pm – max was 8 beers, cutting back to 6….)
Then his life suddenly, but very believably, changes; he becomes involved in a murder investigation, leading to meeting his “GIRL” from high school from over forty years ago! It sounds corny, but it isn’t.
Moats does the job. Very beautifully written. A must read!
Bob Moats website Reviewed January 9, 2010
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Reader Reviews for "Classmate Murders"
|Reviewed by Bob Moats
|Review by Heloisue Riddell
Classmate Murders is the first in a series of books by author Bob Moats, featuring the oh-so-funny "senior citizen" Jim Richards. Richards, who has just quit his job as a security guard, finds himself embroiled in trying to solve a string of murders of cheerleaders he was in high school with. Investigating on his own, or with his trusty sidekick Buck, he sets out to try to catch a killer, while the local police are definitely not amused by his detective antics. Along the way, Jim falls in love and the race to find the killer, who is murdering women right under the nose of the police, becomes even more desperate. This book was a real page-turner as I couldn't wait to find out what would happen next. Who would the next victim be, and could Jim Richards solve the case before he ran out of time? If you enjoy a suspenseful read that is laced with humor and wild car chases, tinged with romance, then this is the book for you. Read it to find out! It also has a wonderful twist at the end. I'm certainly looking forward to reading all of Bob Moats' other Jim Richards crime novels to see what he gets up to next.
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