Three Lines of Inquiry

Psychic Sleuths and Talking Dogs (A Jaz and Luffy Cozy Mystery Book 4)

Fiction - Mystery - Sleuth
169 Pages
Reviewed on 10/25/2020
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Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite

When a young college student goes to Japan for spring break, she becomes the objective of a serial killer in the exciting sleuth mystery novel, Three Lines of Inquiry: Psychic Sleuths and Talking Dogs (A Jaz and Luffy Mystery Book 4) by Max Parrott. Jasmine Moore and her dog Luffy leave their small hometown of Blackwood Cove to enjoy their spring break vacation in Japan. On her first day while enjoying some of Tokyo's sights, Jasmine starts feeling a vision coming on. Determined not to let murder encroach upon her holiday, Jasmine ignore Luffy's remonstrances and pushes it back. However, the next morning Jasmine hears that someone was murdered the night before. Not only that, the killer indicates in a Haiku that he wants Jasmine to be involved in the investigation, or else. In a bizarre turn of events, the murderer is leaving a Haiku extolling Jasmine at each murder scene. But why is a serial killer, who lives thousands of miles away from Jasmine, targeting her?

Three Lines of Inquiry: Psychic Sleuths and Talking Dogs by Max Parrott is a fabulous amateur sleuth mystery with a paranormal twist. Set in the breathtaking country of Japan, the book has an intriguing storyline that cleverly incorporates the unique elements of psychic visions and a talking dog into its plot. Containing unusual characters, a complex plot, and a suspenseful storyline, my interest was captured from the first page and held me captive until the story reached its exciting conclusion. Even though this is the fourth book in a series, it does perfectly well as a standalone. With charming characters enhanced with uncanny traits, it is a delightful tale that will please young adult readers who love mystery stories with a paranormal flair.