Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Review & Giveaway: Black and White and Dead All Over

Black and White and Dead All Over
by Michael Bradley

  • Paperback: 166 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 2, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 1478224037
  • ISBN-13: 978-1478224037


From the author of The Case Files of Doyle & McCraken comes a modern day tale of intrigue and murder. When the skeleton of a teenage girl is uncovered at a construction site in Newark, journalist Brian Wilder must follow a twenty-two year old trail of deceit and lies to uncover the truth behind her death. While still struggling with his own tragic past, Brian uncovers a haunting secret of passion and anger that could threaten to destroy one of the most powerful political families in Delaware.

My Review:

Brian Wilder is known as the “ newspaper guy” around Newark. He was spending an ordinary workday covering a local news event on a construction site when a skeleton is uncovered. Brian instantly becomes engrossed with identifying the deceased person. As more information is uncovered, Brian finds himself in the middle of a twenty-two year old buried secret that involves politicians, greed, and a missing teenage girl, Mary. Brian has a hard time separating the death of his wife and daughter from the murder of Mary. It becomes personal, and he won't stop until he finds the truth.

I read Black and White and Dead All Over in one sitting. It is definitely one of my favorite mystery reads of 2012. The author, Michael Bradley, did a remarkable job with the characters, and creating a murder mystery that keeps you on your toes. I thoroughly enjoyed the character, Brian. I think he is an intelligent and passionate man who had the necessary courage it took to face the suspects in order for Mary’s family to receive some type of closure. One of my favorite things about this novel is how well Bradley balanced telling the story of present day while also looking back, and sharing events that took place twenty years earlier. The combination flowed perfectly and unraveled an emotional story.

About the Author:

Born and raised in southern New Jersey, Michael Bradley is an author and IT consultant, whose frequent travels bring him in touch with a variety of people up and down the east coast. When he isn't on the road, Michael hits the waterways in one of his three kayaks. Being an avid Apple fan, Michael loves to preach the benefits of Apple's Mac OS X and iOS. Among the writers in which he finds inspiration, Michael favors P.D. James, Raymond Chandler, Leslie Charteris, Simon Brett, and Ian Fleming. He now lives in Delaware with his wife, Diane, and their two furry four-legged "kids", Simon and Brandy. Follow his blog at Follow him on Facebook at

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Brittney Minor said...

Sounds like a fun book to read! Reading the synopsis made me think of a tv show drama or movie, which makes me think it will be an an exciting read.

Shannon Brown said...

It's great to find an indie book that's so intriguing!

Shai Smith said...

This sounds like a great book! ♥

Mystic Misha said...

I love books! I read just about anything!

Jennifer Manriquez (Bankrupt Vegan) said...

Sounds like a fun read! I am a book addict.

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

Love to read this book sounds like a winner.