Crimson At Cape May

Fiction - Mystery - General
414 Pages
Reviewed on 10/09/2020
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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Crimson At Cape May is a work of fiction in the mystery, suspense, and paranormal thriller sub-genres, and was penned by author Randy Overbeck. This masterfully spooky adventure follows protagonist Darrell Henshaw, who has now lost his job but still retains his unique powers as a paranormal sensitive. With the prospect of paid work coaching at football camp, Darrell moves to Cape May and takes in its gorgeous vistas. But the cape has a haunted past, and one which Darrell can’t ignore despite his best efforts. Teaming up with a plucky teen sidekick who shares his gift, Darrell takes on the case of the Haunted Bride who is desperate for his help.

One of the things which I admired most about the authorship of writer Randy Overbeck was that he was able to harken back to a golden age of detective and mystery fiction, but also keep this work relevant and exciting to contemporary times. I loved the paranormal elements, which were woven so seamlessly into the text that one can take them as fact, which only aids in maintaining the realism of the characters and their predicaments. I also thoroughly enjoyed the character development of Darrell as he continued to figure out his place and purpose in life, and I felt that Cassie brought out a lot of new sides to Darrell’s personality which was engaging to explore. Overall, I would highly recommend Crimson At Cape May as an accomplished work of haunting mystery fiction that fans of the genre won’t want to miss out on.