Barry Holmes Mysteries

Tales of Mysterious Disappearances

Fiction - Mystery - Murder
323 Pages
Reviewed on 09/08/2021
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Author Biography

I love to dabble in every genre and I have published 43 books to date. My genres are memoirs, romance, science fiction, mysteries, psychological thrillers, children’s books, poetry, and self-help.
When I wrote the first mystery, The Gift of Love, it became an Amazon bestseller. I decided to write another in the series. I felt that the title, The Axe Murderer, seemed to scare readers, but the reviews were great. I then wrote What happened to Mary Loo, and readers loved it too. I compiled all three into one 314 page book called Barry Holmes Mysteries.
To date, it is still receiving great reviews.
The book also won me the CLR Award [ Culture, Literature, and Research Award] for Best Writer- Fantasy.
Writing is an addiction for me. I cannot stop writing no matter how hard I try.
I have won several literary awards in the USA, Peru, Kazakhstan, Seychelles, Nigeria, India, Romania, Argentina, Morocco, Philippines, Hong Kong, Barcelona, and the UK.
I am also the Founder of the Facebook Literary Network - How to Write for Success with 13000 plus members.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Peggy Jo Wipf for Readers' Favorite

Barry Holmes Mysteries by Brenda Mohammed combines three intriguing mystery thrillers. Barry Holmes meets his girlfriend's father with the intent to ask for her hand in marriage. Informed Crystal would never be good enough for him, and the father had someone with more ambition for her to marry, Barry leaves the Caribbean Islands. Five years later, she desperately needs his help in finding her daughter. Through this act of love, Barry finds a new career and family. He then becomes the head detective; he faces unusual and baffling cases that stump other detectives. Honesty, trust, and intuition are his motto. Barry doesn't assume the obvious suspect is the criminal and digs deeper until the truth comes to light. The first story, The Gift of Love, was my favorite. How will he find a child that everyone claims is non-existent when the mother witnessed the abduction? Three months after she was in a coma with head injuries, the trail appears cold.

Brenda Mohammed is a refreshing author that brings out the best in her characters. Barry Holmes Mysteries includes three short stories that introduce Barry and his skills in deductive reasoning. I found the stories simple, but the plots unusual. From the beginning, the author seizes the reader's interest and draws you into the lives of her characters and the beautiful Caribbean Islands. Each story holds all the elements of a good mystery novel; well-rounded characters, a solid plot, and twists that unfold as the crimes are solved. The author is known for her diverse interests and writing abilities, which come out in her stories. I enjoyed reading this book and look forward to any other Barry Holmes mysteries.

M. A. R.

Top reviews from the United States
5.0 out of 5 stars Who likes a good mystery?
Reviewed in the United States on August 14, 2020
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I enjoyed this book of unusual mysteries with many twists and turns, written by Brenda Mohammed.
The plot for each story was unique, and although I tried to figure out how each would end, I could not.
The author created a super detective in Barry Holmes and he has now become my favorite detective.
I recommend this book to all mystery lovers.

Sophia Rose

Sophia Rose
5.0 out of 5 stars I highly recommend.
Reviewed in the United States on March 3, 2021
Barry Holmes Mysteries will excite and thrill you as you go through the pages.
I received an advanced reader’s copy from the author but now found the time to read it.
Each of the three stories had me guessing as to how it would end.
A Gift of Love is a sweet love story that made me cry
The Axe Murderer took me on a roller coaster ride and I kept wondering what happened next.
What happened to Mary Loo had a dramatic ending which made me completely satisfied.
If you are a mystery lover like me get this five-star read now,

A. J.

A. J.
5.0 out of 5 stars Twists - Barry Holmes Mysteries
Reviewed in the United States on July 30, 2020
I love mystery novels and ‘Barry Holmes Mysteries’ by Author Brenda Mohammed had me playing detective. However, every time I guessed who the culprit was in each of the three stories, there was another twist and I had to keep on guessing.
‘The Gift of Love’ was a thrilling read and the end was surprising. ‘The Axe Murderer’ was filled with twists and turns with a shocking ending. ‘What happened to Mary Loo’ was also excellently crafted by the author and the ending was unexpected.
This book of mystery stories is a real treat and I urge all mystery lovers to get the book and read it. You will not be disappointed.


5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
Reviewed in the United States on August 4, 2021
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There was no easy figuring out whodoneit, in this fast-paced read of mysteries. I especially liked “A Dangerous Trip” which starts with water in a cave rising to a dangerous level as a trembling Barry urges digging the way out. I can feel the claustrophobic sense they must have felt, the nearing panic. I had to slow my breathing and continue. I felt the imminent danger and had trouble leaving the pages to do other things because I had to know how it all turned out. Phew, finally I can breathe. No spoilers but that’s how it went here with the intensity, the authenticity, the engrossing impact of this tightly-written book. A smattering of romance added in for good measures added to my enjoyment of the read. Overall, a captivating enjoyable read.