Framed and Burning,
Dreamslippers Series Book Two
By Lisa Burnette
Publisher: Sky Harbor LLC
The Dreamslippers are a family of private investigators who solve crimes by using their ability to 'slip' into your dreams. But that isn't easy. In Framed and Burning, they have to defend one of their own. Someone sets fire to Mick Travers’ art studio, killing his assistant, and Mick won't give an alibi. His sister is convinced he's innocent, but her granddaughter and the police aren't so sure.
This year I have found myself being particularly addicted to mysteries! I love a good solving of a murder!
And, when the ones solving the case are using their paranormal powers to do so? The whole process is even better!
That is, at least, what happened to me while reading this book!
Grace and her grand-daughter Cat have a certain ability. They are called Dreamslippers and can slip into people's dreams.
That is quite a useful ability for someone who investigates crimes!
Even though I sadly hadn't read the first installment in these series, the author made sure that it wouldn't be too hard to catch up with the events that the heroes have endured!
In this book, Grace's brother's art studio goes up in flame, ending up killing his assistant. The police's investigation focuses their attention around Mick, the brother, who refuses to provide an alibi. He is afraid that his actual alibi will make him look even guiltier, a fact that intrigued me even more!
It is now up to Grace and Cat to make a list of suspects, people that would possibly want Mick dead.
But, even with their unique gifts, this case will prove to be more complicated than what any of them had originally imagined!
Grace is a seventy year old woman that definitely doesn't look her age, both physically and mentally! She is the woman anyone would want to grow to be at that age! She is loyal to her family and determined to prove that her brother is innocent.
Cat is a young brilliant woman, mourning for the loss of her partner. She is not so closely related to her great-uncle, meaning that she won't take his innocence guaranteed just because they are related by blood! She is, too, determined, though, to look for the truth!
Both women can use their gifts in an awesome way I completely admired. They have set up rules, but are also willing to break them when the need arises.
I loved the way the author narrated the story, right from the prologue. The description of the facts taking place in that fateful night at the studio were so delicate, even if a little graphic. Deeply intriguing right from the start! I definitely have to get my hands on the first novel of the series!
All in all, 4,5 stars for a quite unusual mystery novel,
I particularly enjoyed.
Lisa Brunette is the author of the Dreamslippers mystery series. Book One, Cat in the Flock, is an indieBRAG honoree title that has been praised by Kirkus Reviews, Midwest Book Review, Readers Lane, and others.
Brunette is a career writer/editor whose work has appeared in major daily newspapers and magazines, including the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Seattle Woman, and Poets & Writers. She's interviewed a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, a sex expert, homeless women, and the designer of the Batmobile, among others.
She has story design and writing credits in hundreds of bestselling video games, including the Mystery Case Files, Mystery Trackers, and Dark Tales series for Big Fish and AAA games for Nintendo and Microsoft platforms.
She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from University of Miami, where she was a Michener Fellow. Her short stories and poetry have appeared in Bellingham Review, The Comstock Review, Icarus International, and elsewhere.
She's also received many honors for her writing, including a major grant from the Tacoma Arts Commission, the William Stafford Award, and the Associated Writing Programs Intro Journals Project Award.
Brunette is a member of Mystery Writers of America and the Pacific Northwest Writers Association.