As The Twig Is Bent ( Matt Davis Mystery #1) by Joe Peronne Jr.

Book Description:

  • Series: The Matt Davis Mystery Series
  • Published:  January 2, 2009

Someone is raping and strangling women in the Chelsea district of Manhattan – but, who?  The only clues are: a signature heart carved into each victim’s breast (inside, the initials “J.C.” and those of the deceased); copies of the New Testament (with underlined passages referring to infidelity); and fingerprints of a juvenile arrested in the 1960s.   On the case is Matt Davis, a plodding but effective NYPD homicide detective who is addicted to fly fishing – and chocolate. His partner is a one-quarter Mohawk Indian, Chris Freitag, to whom he owes a long-standing debt of gratitude. Complicating things is Rita Valdez, a female cop looking for “true love,” and not too particular about where she finds it.  As the Twig is Bent is an explosive thriller that rips the lid off the sordid underbelly of Internet chat rooms, and propels the reader on a no-holds-barred journey toward its bone-chilling conclusion.

CAUTION: Contains graphic sexual material may be inappropriate for some readers.
Review –
This was a great “who done it” involving  internet chat rooms, murders, mystery and fast-moving action.  The characters are well-defined and very believable and if you like good murder mysteries, this one is for you.