Murder on the Lake of Fire (Mourning Dove Mysteries, #1) by Mikel J. Wilson

Murder on the Lake of Fire (Mourning Dove Mysteries, #1)

At twenty-three and with a notorious case under his belt, Emory Rome has already garnered fame as a talented special agent for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. His career is leapfrogging over his colleagues, but the jumping stops when he’s assigned a case he fought to avoid – an eerie murder in the Smoky Mountain hometown he had abandoned. The mysterious death of a teen ice-skater once destined for the pros is soon followed by an appare...

Details Murder on the Lake of Fire (Mourning Dove Mysteries, #1)

TitleMurder on the Lake of Fire (Mourning Dove Mysteries, #1)
Release DateDec 1st, 2017
PublisherAcorn Publishing
GenreMystery, Romance, M M Romance, Contemporary, Crime

Reviews Murder on the Lake of Fire (Mourning Dove Mysteries, #1)

  • Linda Strong
    4.5 StarsMURDER ON THE LAKE OF FIRE by MIKEL J. WILSONEmory Rome, Special Agent with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, is requested by the Sheriff to return to his hometown to solve a particularly brutal murder. The sheriff just happens to be Emory's father and Emory doesn't have especially good memories of the town .. or the people in it. A teen-age girl has been murdered while she was ice-skating. Soon after, her coach is killed .. a case ...
  • Jason Murillo
    I was one of the first readers of Murder on the Lake of Fire and one of the first to discover this gripping new mystery series. The crimes are extraordinary, the characters are engaging, and the twisty plot is a fast-paced. I'm looking forward to the next book!
  • Jessica Therrien
    So excited for the release of this book!! A must-read page-turning mystery.
  • Sabetha
    Holy cow! This book was so crazy, but crazy good. I'll be honest, I don't read blurbs, only genres. So I wasn't sure what I was getting into, I said holy shit many times through out this book. I will be writing a full review on but if you're into murder mysteries read this book! The only negative that I came across, was there were a few points that the writer flat out gave away the foreshadowing word for word instead of letting th...
  • Katie
    Wow, I absolutely loved Murder on the Lake of Fire. It was gripping, fast-paced with some brilliant main characters who I loved. Emory Rome is a young special agent who has been called in to investigate a bizarre death in a quiet town. He knows the town well due to growing up there but leaving a few years back. I loved everything about this book, the murders were fabulous and completely different to anything I've read before. I loved Emory and th...
  • Susan Angela Wallace
    Murder on the lake of fire by mikel j wilson. At twenty-three and with a notorious case under his belt, Emory Rome has already garnered fame as a talented special agent for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. His career is leapfrogging over his colleagues, but the jumping stops when he's assigned a case he fought to avoid - an eerie murder in the Smoky Mountain hometown he had abandoned.A very enjoyable read. Lots of action and bombs too. Didn...
  • Tony Silvia
    This book has restored my faith in mysteries! I read a lot of books, but have shied away from mysteries lately, because most of them make it too easy to guess the villain, or have a ho-hum story followed by a surprise twist. This book, however, kept me page-turning late into the night with a unique voice, great descriptions, and fun characters. Even better, this book kept me guessing to the end, but the villain ended up being the last person I wo...
  • Patty
    Emory is the Special Agent In Charge at the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations.  He has just come off a case when his boss sends him and his partner Wayne on a new assignment to look into the murder of Britt Algarotti.  When Emory finds out the location, his whole body tenses up and fills with dread.  Barter Ridge.  His hometown. Upon the meeting of the victims father he meets Jeff, a private investigator hired by the victims father.  He is...
  • Gary Boriero
    Murder on the Lake of Fire is a gripping story of intrigue, mystery and murder. Tormented special agent, Emory Rome, is sent on an investigation that is equal parts self-discovery and nail-biting suspense. Wilson's writing is pure poetry. A page turning, must read book!
  • Holly Kammier
    I was lucky enough to read this Murder on the Lake of Fire before its publication, and I absolutely LOVED all the twists and turns and completely surprise ending. The two main characters were so likable and fun. I can't wait to read the second book in this series. I highly recommend this book!
  • Mike Godfrey
    It had been a while since I'd read a good old-fashioned murder mystery. And while Murder on the Lake of Fire is certainly not old-fashioned in context, its structure is comfortably reminiscent of those detective novels I loved so long ago. The twists and turns of a good who-done-it, the sometimes serious, sometimes campy characters you can't help but love and, of course, those quietly addictive "aha" moments when the mystery begins to unravel and...
  • Shane Johnson
    I usually don't sit for long stretches reading books, but found myself drawn to this one. Mysteries are my favorite genre though, and this is a good one.Mikel Wilson definitely has a knack for character development. He's able to pick out those few important elements such as eyes and expression that are able to give a clear picture in the reader's mind without being overly descriptive and slowing the pace of the storyline. He's able to touch on su...
  • Bruce Ashkenas
    Murder on the Lake of Fire by Mikel J Wilson Twenty-three-year-old Emory Rome has his dream job as an investigator for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Already well known In law enforcement circles for the way he solved a notorious drug case, he is well on his way to big things in the Knoxville Office, when his boss gets a call for assistance from the sheriff of a small town. A promising high school figure skater has been burned to death wh...
  • Lissel
    * 4,5 STARSWow. I’m impressed by how good the mystery was in this one. I changed my mind about who the murderer was like 10 times. The second half was so gripping I read it in one sitting, my poor back is not happy about it, but I just couldn’t go to sleep without knowing how it would end. And what an ending that was!And I’m really glad the story will continue. We still need to know about the man in the sky mask and how he is related to Emo...
  • Jenea Whittington
    Murder on the Lake of Fire is the first in the Mourning Dove Mysteries series, and was a fantastic start to it too. Wilson is a new author to me, and when I read the blurb for this, I knew it would be one I could dive in to and try and unravel the mystery along with them. It turned out to be a great murder mystery with a little twist. And the setting was just a couple hours from where I live too.Emory Rome’s career is well on it’s way, especi...
  • Robin Powers
    Wow! I loved how twisted this mystery/suspense had me guessing and then second guessing myself. Special Agent Emory Rome has all sorts of intrigue surrounding his past when he returns to the small town he grew up in for his next case. PI Jeff Woodard definitely added his own special take as a competing investigator and the banter between the two was quite entertaining. Light on the romance, I enjoyed how the secrets unraveled and the clever atten...
  • Barb (Boxermommyreads)
    Review coming closer to blog tour spot.
  • Jessica Robbins
    For complete review check out my blog at https://booksaplentybookreviews.blogs...
  • Mandy Urena
    What a great murder mystery! Mikel Wilson writes so descriptively and vividly that I felt like I was in every scene -better than going to a movie! The end of every chapter had me wanting more and I absolutely LOVED the ending! Hurry up and write the sequel!
  • Ty Kennon
    I couldn't wait to read Murder on the Lake of Fire, and once I began, I couldn't put it down. I was hooked from p. 1 and read it--cover to cover--in one evening. (Well, early into the next morning!)Emory Rome, the protagonist, has already been through so much in such a short lifetime, but even he has more to learn about himself and the strength of character that he'll call upon. It's as much of a journey for Rome as it is for the reader, and ever...
  • Dave Flynn
    Murder on the Lake of Fire is definitely one of those page-turning mysteries that keeps you guessing all along the way. The author does a great job developing his characters and settings and bringing them to life for the reader. At times you feel like you're right there with Emory through the twists and turns of his investigation. Fans of the genre will not be disappointed! I'm already looking forward to what's next for Team Mourning Dove.
  • maria helena
    I really wanted to like this one, but it fell flat for me. There was nothing special about this book. The characters were ok but not great, the mystery had an interesting start but then the plot went on at snail's pace. It felt like 500 pages instead of 300. Overall, the book left me indifferent.Thanks to the publisher and netgalley for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.
  • Vicki
    This story was very well done and I can hardly wait for the next in the series. The characters were well fleshed out and interesting. The romance is in the early stages but believable and the sex was fade to black just as things got hot and heavy. Some parts of the mystery were obvious and others more convoluted but it was intriguing and creative. What a sneaky and conninving little...
  • Lauren
    Going into Murder on the Lake of Fire, I had incredibly high hopes. Most reviews I had seen had been incredibly positive and the storyline sounded interesting (I can NEVER resist a mystery!). Thankfully, Murder on the Lake of Fire was an excellent read. Full of thrills as well as chills, Murder on the Lake of Fire presents a suspenseful whodunit with a side of romance. Emory Rome has experienced a successful start with the Tennessee Bureau of Inv...
  • The Smutbrarians
    Storyline: 5Angst: 1Tissue: 0Value: 5Panty Scorching: 5Over All Rating: 5 StarsKindle eArc provided by AuthorReviewed by RobinSpecial Agent Emory Rome has achieved some fame with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. When he is sent to his small hometown to investigate the death of an aspiring Olympic teen skater, Emory isn’t excited about spending time back in the backwards country where he was raised. As Emory doesn’t know who he can trust...
  • Emma McAnulty
    Special Agent Emory Rome is a young, upcoming federal agent who is sent to investigate a grisly murder in the home town he seems very reluctant to return to. However, he has been requested by the local Sheriff, who, it turns out, is his father. Emory’s investigation is made more difficult by the appearance of a PI (Jeff), hired by the victim’s father to find the killer plus another disturbing murder. I really loved this book! I’m a huge fan...
  • Qin
    DNFd at 15%. Much too much in the way of sophomoric ideas (what the heck is happening between Emory and his father ?) and head hopping for my taste. Either keep the focus on one character for the whole of a chapter or a section and have the POVs alternate according to a fixed pattern, if so you wish, or tell the story without any focalization at all, just do not routinely give us abrupt changes in POV, for this makes the reading needlessly painfu...
  • Toni Mcintire
    I was one of the very lucky to win this book on I was not at all sure what to expect. Certainly not to finish the book in less than 2 days. Well written, A twist here, a turn there. Who did murder Britt and her coach. What were the motives behind these murders? Jeff Woodard, private eye, and Emory Rome, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agent, unwillingly work together to find the killer before someone else dies.
  • Vendela Nordberg
    So many compelling twists and turns! I couldn’t put this book down. Finished it in two days and now i can’t wait for summer 2018!!!
  • Ng
    2.75 StarsI honestly don’t know how to rate this book. Few things were aggravating. I did not like the MCs that much. The mystery was good and the ending was unexpected.