OFFICER ELVIS                                               GARY GUSICK
Posted:  May 19, 2015

Officer Elvis (Darla Cavannah Mysteries, #2)In the vein of Harlan Coben and Lisa Gardner, Gary Gusick takes readers on an explosive ride-along with Mississippi detective Darla Cavannah, a Yankee transplant making her name in the Deep South.
After performing at a local old-folks home, off-duty police officer and part-time Elvis impersonator Tommy Reylander smoothes out his pompadour, climbs into his pink Caddy, and gets all shook up—fatally so, when a bomb explodes. Whether he was killed for his police work or bad singing is a mystery that detective Darla Cavannah is determined to solve.
Though it’s been several years since Darla (reluctantly) partnered up with Tommy, she convinces her boss to let her lead the murder investigation. As the new regional director of the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, Shelby Mitchell can think of better uses for his star detective’s time, but not even the most hardened good ole boy can resist Darla’s smart, savvy persuasions. She soon embarks on a roller coaster ride through the world of Elvis tribute artists while tracking down one of the most bizarre serial killers in the history of the Magnolia State. Aiding her pursuit of the killer is recently reprimanded officer Rita Gibbons, fresh from the trailer park and described by Shelby as “half a licorice stick short in the manners department.” But Rita’s plenty smart, even when this case takes their suspicious minds in an entirely unexpected direction.

This book tilted Officer Elvis. Is a Darla Cavannagh mystery set in Mississippi and has her looking into the death of a former partner who also is an Elvis impersonator? She along with other people that know him is trying to figure out why someone would kill him since he is not a very good impersonator. A matter of fact for the last few years in the annual completion he is always last year after year. This happens to be at times a funny story and at other times a serious story. They do take their Elvis seriously in Mississippi. Along with the different characters that the author comes up with and the two friends of Darla are really funny especially when they get talking and can’t stop. The sayings are what really makes this story move along at a pace that is fast and you don’t realize how far along you have gotten in the book. An excellent story. I got this book from net galley.  I gave this 4 stars.

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