Wednesday, November 16, 2022


  Good morning my peeps, today I have a great mystery book for you today.  CAN'T STOP THE FUNK ( book 3 in the Detective Cadillac Holland Mystery series) by H Max Hiller. 

                       BOOK BLURB 

  The hurricane that riveted the world's attention has become the recovery nobody cares about. Five years have passed since a wall of water tried to wash away the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans, and now the plans of a handful of real estate developers is threatening to finish the storm's displacement of the city's poorest residents. NOPD’s Chief of Detectives wants to know who is trying to buy the new home the Make It Right Foundation built for his favorite sous chef. Chief Avery is willing to risk the unintended consequences of having Detective "Cadillac" Holland find out who is behind the offer. It’s an election year and condominium developers and the local king of gentrification have the backing of the district's City Councilwoman. It’s up to Detective Holland, despite his ‘talent’ for making a mess of things, to find the justice in something that isn’t even a crime while he avoids stirring the city’s treacherous political waters.

                     MY REVIEW

   In the aftermath of hurricane Katrina detective Holland is working on who is trying to buy the home that was built by a relief group. Chef Avery is ready to let Cadillac find out what is going on. It is time to get to the bottom of what is going on, even in an election year. It is time to find out what is going on while not trying to get involved in the murky political waters of New Orleans. 

   In book three of the series, we find detective Holland taking on the political agenda. Cadillac is a laid-back kind of guy who would sometimes just wants to hang out at his restaurant eating good food. He can figure out what is happening by just talking to the person over a good meal. He has a knack of knocking people off kilter with just a smile and a good talk. He has so many people around him to help him out on his cases. The characters are well constructed and complex. 

 This is one of those books that when you sit down to read be prepared to be lost in the story. I couldn't put it down until I got finished and that meant a very late night reading in bed. The characters are well written and complex and the story flows well. I love how the author uses the backdrop of New Orleans and the hurricane Katrina disaster. New Orleans is like its own character in the story. There is also a lot of talk of food and eating throughout this book, so have a snack with you because you will get hungry. This is a series is a fun read that will have you on the edge of your seat throughout. Check it out if you want a good detective book.

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